Monday, January 2, 2017
I loved part of this film, and was bored by the other portion, It is split in two, one is the story of reality, Amy Adam's reading her Ex's story. Her ex is Jake Gyllenhaal and he has a story of his wife & child being kidnapped and killed, and the revenge he must seek. The story within the story is the best part, Jake is great, Aaron Taylor Johnson is a great scum bag, and Michael Shannon, as usual, is the best part. I wish there had been more to it than that, as the "reality" is kind of dull, Adams is at no fault, but the real meat & potatoes come from the revenge story. The only problem i have with this portion, is i wish the end had been a little stronger, but artistically i get why they went the route they did.