Not a Stranger

2018

Action / Drama / Family

3
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 73

Synopsis


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May 18, 2021 at 01:57 AM

Director

Cast

Melora Walters as Jill Madden
Charlene Amoia as Carol
James Russo as Bob Madden
R.D. Call as Sergeant Fitzgerald
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811.63 MB
1280*682
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
P/S 2 / 7
1.63 GB
1920*1024
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
P/S 1 / 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by CabbageCustard 7 / 10

Exceeded my expectations.

I really didn't know what to expect from thsi movie. I thought it might be an attempt to update 'Man Without a Face' for the 21st century. It is not. This movie doesn't star any actors that I have ever heard of and I had not heard of the movie itself before a friend recommended it. I was worried that it may be one of those cheaply made, poorly acted vanity productions that some wannabe film maker with an overblown opinion of himself had cobbled together with no budget, an awful script and using their extended family as a cast. I have encountered quite a few movies like that. I am happy to say that this is not one of them.

This is a well acted, intelligently scripted, thought provoking and sometimes moving film. I must admit, I am not entirely sure what message is we, the viewers, are meant to take away from this, but the fact that I'm still thinking on it the next day says a lot about this movie's impact. I really enjoyed it and am happy to recommend it. There are no car chases, no gratuitous violence, no robots, no explosions and no sex, so if those are your hallmarks of a good movie this isn't the one for you. If you're into sensitive, intelligent film making though, you will enjoy this.

My only minor gripe with this movie is that it perpetuates the odd practice of many American movies in having young characters played by actors who are obviously older than the characters are said to be. The three boys at the heart of this movie are supposed to be 12 years of age. The three actors very obviously are not. Why not make the characters 14 or 15 years old? It wouldn't have diminished the movie one iota. Odd, but not enough to spoil a hidden gem of a movie.

Reviewed by dantharpe 8 / 10

Slow... but good!

A beautiful story, would have been a lot more effective had it not been so very slowly directed. I am sure the Director is gifted, but in this particular movie, he/she is very lacking. although the final product of the movie is touching, having to sit through the drudgery of long, drawn out scenes and slow interaction of the characters was most painful. Much of the pauses between interaction of the characters could have been cut from the movie making it a lot more effective.

However, I have given this movie an 8 rating out of 10 because of the story line. It is a powerful example of pain, dealing with loss, yet in the midst of it all, the beauty of friendship and the need for fellow mankind.

I highly recommend this movie, just be prepared to travel it's story at a snails pace.

Reviewed by Peisher 9 / 10

Worth the watch!

I happen to catch this wonderful story on Amazon Prime! Agree with some of the other reviews that it was a little to drawn out and need tighter direction. Acting was very good, but I think the story just needed a rewrite or two. There were scenes that kept me very engaged and some that had me wishing things would move along. Because of the great story, acting and direction I gave this film a 9. A nine because very few films have me glued to whats happening on screen as this one did in certain parts. I know budget plays a big part in these films, but only a few changes would have been needed and it's a 10!

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