April in Autumn

This has to be one of the most unique movies that I’ve ever seen.

10 minutes in:  Wow this dialog is bad, but it’s a visually pleasing film to look at.

30 minutes in:  Most dialog still mediocre but there have been a couple of good exchanges.

60 minutes in:  OMG I can’t believe that they are about to go full Hallmark Channel on me!

75 minutes in:  What just happened?  All of the sudden what was up is down and I don’t know where I am anymore.  This is suddenly a good movie.

The movie has a good indie vibe to it – it is unpolished and at times the sound isn’t good but I’ve come to appreciate that.  Besides the trajectory into an area that I didn’t expect I really appreciated how there wasn’t a single main character (despite the odd title).  Much of the story revolved around her sister and that was refreshing.  Some of the layers of this movie were spelled out (e.g. the daughters being the two different versions of the mother) while others didn’t come to me until I had thought about what I had just seen for a while.  I enjoyed it far more than I expected to.

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Movie title: April in Autumn

Movie description: April returns home to Toronto after traveling and working abroad for several years to help her sister, Sara, care for their mother who is facing health problems. Upon April's return, she literally unearths old family secrets that threaten the gentle balance of home. Sara, who is studying the music of french composer Erik Satie, befriends a homeless man Erik who may have a connection to her mother's romantic past, while April equivocates on a marriage proposal from her long distance boyfriend she met on her travels, Oscar. The story culminates on the eve of their mother's birthday dinner, when Oscar arrives unannounced from Argentina and Sara's homeless friend shows up for the celebration.

Date published: 2020-08-17

Director(s): Warren Sulatycky

Actor(s): Caitlyn Sponheimer, Elizabeth Stuart-Morris, Warren Sulatycky, Mike Sniezek, Savannah Rankin, Constantine Pavlou, Sandra Pascuzzi, Oscar Moreno, Jimmy Limb

Genre: Drama

My Review

This has to be one of the most unique movies that I’ve ever seen.

10 minutes in:  Wow this dialog is bad, but it’s a visually pleasing film to look at.

30 minutes in:  Most dialog still mediocre but there have been a couple of good exchanges.

60 minutes in:  OMG I can’t believe that they are about to go full Hallmark Channel on me!

75 minutes in:  What just happened?  All of the sudden what was up is down and I don’t know where I am anymore.  This is suddenly a good movie.

The movie has a good indie vibe to it – it is unpolished and at times the sound isn’t good but I’ve come to appreciate that.  Besides the trajectory into an area that I didn’t expect I really appreciated how there wasn’t a single main character (despite the odd title).  Much of the story revolved around her sister and that was refreshing.  Some of the layers of this movie were spelled out (e.g. the daughters being the two different versions of the mother) while others didn’t come to me until I had thought about what I had just seen for a while.  I enjoyed it far more than I expected to.

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