Rakas äitini (2022)

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Rakas äitini (2022). 1h 39m

“Saw this back at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLu0026#39;immensita is a story about the love between the character Clara and her children, set in Rome in the u0026#39;70s. Emanuele Crialese previous films has proven he has talent with directing, production and narrative style as I have enjoyed his previous works. Unfortunately while Lu0026#39;immensità is well performed from Penélope Cruz and extremely colorful production and camerawork, the film suffers from an uneven tone and generic narrative.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe narrative is pretty simple and each moment that happens was pretty predictable of what steps it was heading for. The tone of the film is the most confusing part as the film isnu0026#39;t sure if the film wants to become a drama, comedy or comedy-drama at the same time. Most of the characters were not as interesting as Crialese thinks they were as many of their arches felt underdeveloped and dull. While Cruzu0026#39;s performance was fantastic, the child performances were a mix of being decent or pretty poor. I donu0026#39;t like to criticize child actors since I understand they arenu0026#39;t as professional as adult actors but the uneven performance does feel distracting at times.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe film isnu0026#39;t fully terrible as the soundtrack is pretty good, the production and camerawork is colorful and fits the time period, and the film doesnu0026#39;t have a bad pacing which does help to make the film still be interesting at certain levels. But the film could have use some work with better writing and characters. Overall, there are some interesting moments but the uneven narrative and weak characters wasnu0026#39;t able to fully make the film as impactful as it wants to be.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eRating: C+”


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