30 January 2018 | RogerBorg
Contains Lucy Lawless, but not enough Lucy Lawless
Yes, she flashes that dazzling smile of hers a couple of times, but that does not a masterpiece make..
Against that, you've got ropey film-stock quality, clumsy cinematography and editing, first-day-of-film-school acting, and a truly awful, overbearing score which swamps any potential for genuine emotion or pathos. The score attempts to impose what you're supposed to feel rather than letting it emerge from the screen.
And the plot is self defeating. It's intended to be uplifting, a moment of self knowledge and development in a pointless, conflicted existence. However, since it ends with the characters in exactly the same state as they started, with nothing resolved or improved, it merely highlights the pointlessness of their relationship and lives.
One for Lawless completists only, but even she can't pardon this turkey.