Ghost Robot, Ambush Entertainment

Joseph Fiennes, Justin Kirk, Elizabeth Reaser, Mary Tyler Moore, Michelle Trachtenberg, Pell James, Martin Shakar

Paul Thompson (Joseph Fiennes) is a financial writer who still mourns the death of his wife 5 years before. To honor the 5 year anniversary of her death, Paul decides to swim the entire length of the lower Hudson River (150 Miles) to New York with the help of two close friends, Jeff (Justin Kirk) and Liz (Elizabeth Reaser) who have problems of their own. During the journey following him in a little boat, the friends learn about the meaning of loss and the power of friendship.

This is a deep and dark character study. It’s a sad story, and it’s very slow to develop, but the characters find out more about each at each turn. It’s a typical indie film, and was featured at the Sundance Film festival, so the usual folks who hate this kind of movie ought to stay away. But for those who love movies with real emotions and character development, this is indeed a touching film. The ending is a surprise, and leaves you unfulfilled as you won’t know what happened, but this is as it should be. I love the way it makes you think about what happened, and decide for yourself how this should end. Mary Tyler Moore has an interesting cameo role in this film. She’s only in there for a few minutes, but it’s a very interesting part. I hope you enjoy this film as I did.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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