Tuesday, September 30, 2014

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

Director: Gregg Araki. Cast: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Thomas Jane, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe, Sheryl Lee. 91 min. Rated R. France/USA. Drama.

Teenage girl comes home from school to find her mother is gone - and never comes back. So the whole mystery is where she went. Full of terribly directed artificial scenes where youngsters sit around and chat about nothing, and characters with ambiguous motivations coming and going without any effect in advancing the story. After several noteworthy films (The Descendants, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars), Shailene Woodley suddenly seems to have become the representative of all teenagers on the planet. At the end, the solution to the mystery is not only nonsensical and pointless, it's disgusting. Stay away.

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