A wistful story about relationships: building new ones and repairing damaged ones. It’s a meaningful film that’s filled with hope and optimism, even if it takes a little while to get there.
When stripped of its manufactured whimsy, this is just another conventional biopic.
Watching struggles like the ones the characters experience here isn’t an enjoyable exercise, but it certainly is eye opening.
May not fully reach the potential of its premise, but the film’s effort to explore South Africa’s dark history in a new and different way is commendable.
A small scale, nostalgic tale of childhood time travel and fantasy that’s layered with themes of pain, grief, regret, and loss.
This screen adaptation of Graham Swift’s novella about a secret love affair in post WWI England is a misfire on all counts.