Freeheld (2015)

New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Astragalus

The beginning half an hour which is supposed to establish the characters and their relationship feels awkward, unconvincing and rushed due to lazy and/or sloppy writing which results in a vague setting with the mindsets, emotions and/or history of the characters and relations between them; and presents a dullish feeling love story with a pretty questionable chemistry between the two women. I can't blame the actors for the arid acting in that part because they don't have much to work with. However, the rest of the movie, which deals with the main subject, is significantly better written and acted, also feels more moving as things get more clear, and as the characters/relationships get more relatable. However the poor first half an hour still partly shadows and hunts the better remaining part that would probably feel much more gripping with a stronger introduction. 6,5/10.

3 years ago

Malteser

Quite moving actually

3 years ago

Shingwauk

Landmark subject matter but I never bought the relationship between the two actors due to the lack of chemistry.

2 months ago

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