Monday, 6 June 2011
Duck Season Review
Overall, this film is kind of weird. It seems pretty disjointed and doesn't follow any given path or story like, say, Stand By Me. It is kind of reminiscent of those artsy films that seem to be just random scenes where you say, "what the f is going on?" But it doesn't go that far. In doing the film that way, the film makers really capture what it feels like to be a bored teenager. There are moments where everyone is just staring off into space and then they get an idea to do something and everything moves forward for a little bit. It's got some humour, some heartbreak and some confusion. But it all seems to fit well together. While it often doesn't seem to have a point, when it is over, you feel like things are resolved and life can move on.
It's hard for me to give a recommendation for this one. It didn't blow me away but I also did enjoy it. If you are in the mood for something artsy and not at all preachy, it is worth your 91 minutes. You can probably find it on NetFlix or in a $5 bargain bin like I did. If you do, take the time and see it. But I wouldn't recommend seeking it out.