Saturday, August 29, 2015

Film Press Review: Before We Go.

08.29.2015 - “Before We Go” is a romantic comedy that’s more cerebral and interesting as the characters they have been portrayed by Chris Evans and Alice Eve. Rarely do you see these actors in an independent film unlike the ones they starred on.

For Chris Evans this is his directorial debut and at the same time producer of this film, that never shied from having inspired from the success of the “Before Trilogy” adding a different twist on the romance with deep conversations of two strangers.

Unlike Richard Linklater's “Before” films that was inspired “Before We Go” the narrative takes two people with conflicted lives and finding resolutions to the challenges they faced. Nick Vaughn (Evans) is a struggling artist who has aspirations to be a great musician someday with the mastery of playing a trumpet it certainly doesn’t look well seeing him play it at New York’s Central Train Station, while Brooke Dalton is on a crossroads in the relationship with husband.

Well as they say the stars are aligned they met unexpectedly in a circumstances that they will find their resolution without the too much intimacy as what few would expect. But it surely shows the respect for both people who are trying to find the light in the end of their travels in the dark.

Brooke Dalton’s a Boston Native

Seeing the film roll from opening credit paying attention to Alice Eve’s character Brooke Dalton you’ll find her challenging role as a native from Boston knowing in real life she’s an English actress. Trying to see how she portrays an American seemed almost convincing until she starts singing.

It was definitely interesting how she convinced everyone about her character, but when you start to hear her sing in one particular scene well there goes where the English comes out and its really tough, but her performance was impressive knowing you listen to hear her speak its there in the delivery.

There They Go From Before

In the end the film is made from someone who has grown to appreciate independent films and for those who are into romantic comedies in a targeted audience. Seeing this as Chris Evans directorial debut it need a little more polishing with how the direction of the film will go from here. Though you won’t expect the film this big with anyone if you see it as a movie buff you’ll have respect how there are still flaws in this one. But hardly a learning lesson Evans would apply in his next film project.

Overall it gives a different insight about two strangers finding resolve in their lives and giving you an open idea how you think things ended from an audience visual perspective. Mostly Chris Evans tried his hand on directing, producing and acting on this film which was a challenging role but he also carried much more to make it a good film to watch.

Before We Go” opens in Philippine exclusively in Ayala Malls Cinemas on September 2, 2015 nationwide. . Reserved your tickets at!

RATED: 3 out of 5 Stars

NOTE: This film is screened privately in advance by invitation from Ayala Cinema. This is reviewed and rated personally to build interest about the film.

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