14 May 2019 | chrystinekanderson
Tries to be Melancholia.....
I watched this movie try so hard - and I wanted it to succeed - but it didn't. It felt like a Lifetime Movie version of Melancholia, down to the perceived weakest family member being, in fact, the strongest one. Lars Von Trier's meditative pacing in Melancholia was very effective, however the pacing here is all over the place. Characters are undeveloped, events that would have explained motives and actions are unexplained, and character arcs are more like pinball trajectories. A barely watchable tangled mess.