It's okay, but could have been so much better, if only ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 August 2019
The plot and premise sounded really respectable and at the very least, I hoped it would be worth a look. It was, after seeing it, some decent visuals and a strong narrative and interesting to sustain to the end, but I think that it could have been so much better. The one thing with US movies, at least for me, which is so frustrating, is their attitudes to on screen sexuality and love scenes. If only they were more liberal, but alas they're far too conservative and controlled; with scenes like that, it's don't show this, don't show that, that's okay, but be careful here and do it that way, this angle here. The scenes between (no spoiler intended), the woman, who's sight is restored and another guy, whom she has a fling and love scene with could have been sexy as hell and wonderfully passionate, if she had done the scene, naturally, yes, nude, but she didn't. It is a very quick scene, with a lot of fast cuts and visual effects to get her somewhat strange perspective, and I think the film suffers as a result. You really could feel for her and the husband, but occasionally, it's confusing and it just doesn't have the pace I think it should.
I won't say that I was disappointed with it, I am keeping it, since it definitely has its moments, no doubt of that, but I still believe that, bar the age old US weakness of on screen sexuality, which would have been perfectly justified with the plot, it could have been a sexy, driving, passionate, but in many ways, sad, cracker.
I think the movie will grow on me and I will appreciate it for what it is as is, a decent psychological relationship drama.
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