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Something Real and Good (Movie) Review

 
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At A Glance...
 

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Release Date: March 5, 2013
 
Final Score
 
 
 
 
 
3/ 5


User Rating
8 total ratings

 

We liked?


A soul searching look at what it means to be happy.

Not so much?


Acting is a bit wooden at times.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Something Real and Good isn’t a romantic date movie or a feel good comedy. It doesn’t deliver trite statements about life as a young adult, go for cheap laughs, or cut to the obligatory sex scene. What it does, is get right at heart of happiness. What is it? How do we find it? Why does everyone else seem to have it? While it may not leave you laughing, it will definitely leave you thinking – and that’s a good thing.

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Posted February 27, 2013 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings?
 
 

Strangers in the night…..

“What was I doing?  Who was I going to be?  Why does it hurt so much to figure that out?  I hid my fear behind a veil of sarcasm, wit, and ambivalence;  A shield to keep true expression at bay.” These are the words of Erin Carroll, the now deceased writer behind Something Real and Good, and they resonate for an entire generation that has been taught to hide behind sarcasm, irony – anything that hides true feelings really. And yet, the chance to make true, meaningful connections is a basic human need, even for those who are far too cool to actually admit it. Something Real and Good is the story of what can happen if you finally let your guard down – and let someone in.

The story centers around two young people who meet in an airport. When their flight is delayed, they begin to pass the time with idle chitchat. As the evening progresses, they slowly start to warm up to each other and being the introspective discourse that defines the movie. Somehow, with this stranger, each of them is able to reveal both to each other and to themselves that all is not right with their world. Something is missing, but neither is really sure what that is or how to fix it. When their delayed flight is then diverted, they are given more time to really explore this unfolding relationship in depth. From a soul searching conversation at an all night diner to a meaningful dip in the pool, these two are finally unafraid to examine their lives and what they stand for.

Something Real and Good is an indie film, and you can tell right from the start that there wasn’t a huge budget available for it. The entire film is spent in an airport, and airplane, and a hotel, and it is completely focused on the two main characters the entire time. That isn’t to say that is a bad thing, because for the most part it serves well to highlight what the story is really about – two jaded twenty somethings who badly want to figure out what life is really about, but are too scared to take those first steps in the right direction. However, the film does suffer a little bit from the fact that it is really just a series of monologues, most often by the female lead, with little to separate one from the next. While that makes sense with the prevailing themes of finding yourself and revealing true self to another, it does get almost monotonous at times, particularly since at times the actors come off a bit wooden.

Something Real and Good isn’t a romantic date movie or a feel good comedy. It doesn’t deliver trite statements about life as a young adult, go for cheap laughs, or cut to the obligatory sex scene. What it does, is get right at heart of happiness. What is it? How do we find it? Why does everyone else seem to have it? While it may not leave you laughing, it will definitely leave you thinking – and that’s a good thing.

 

 

Something Real and Good will be availalbe for download via iTunes or On-Demand on March 5th.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)