The Passing Parade

I took a gamble on this movie based on a single review on Amazon.  The reward?  It was a spectacular movie.  I had taken a lot of notes throughout the film but I am going toss them aside for a less technical review.  In a lot of ways it felt like a less-neurotic Woody Allen movie and if it was an Allen film it would easily be in his top five.  Everything from the story structure to the background piano (in this case classical and very beautiful) to the conflicts (of love, writing, etc) reminded me of Allen.  I think my favorite part of the film is how the writer was trying to look forward so she could write again but the harder she tried the more she was forced to look back.  Her character was particularly interesting in that while she was so distant and maybe unavailable (by her own choosing) that she was in some ways a very beautiful mess.  The last few scenes are spectacular and my heart was in my throat.

It is criminal that movies like this are so under-viewed.  In that sense this film reminded me of Til We Meet Again and The Station Agent.

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Movie title: The Passing Parade

Movie description: A famous playwright's life is turned upside down when she is forced to look at the choices she has made.

Date published: 2019-12-25

Actor(s): Hal Ozsan, Tessa Ferrer, Hugo Armstrong, Joe Massingill, Sofia Rosinsky, Aidan Bristow, Amanda May, Graham Sibley, Bjorn Johnson, Kim Hamilton, Wes McGee, Briton Green, James Robins Early, Spenser Hindman, Lila Hindman, Jennifer Cotteleer

My Review

I took a gamble on this movie based on a single review on Amazon.  The reward?  It was a spectacular movie.  I had taken a lot of notes throughout the film but I am going toss them aside for a less technical review.  In a lot of ways it felt like a less-neurotic Woody Allen movie and if it was an Allen film it would easily be in his top five.  Everything from the story structure to the background piano (in this case classical and very beautiful) to the conflicts (of love, writing, etc) reminded me of Allen.  I think my favorite part of the film is how the writer was trying to look forward so she could write again but the harder she tried the more she was forced to look back.  Her character was particularly interesting in that while she was so distant and maybe unavailable (by her own choosing) that she was in some ways a very beautiful mess.  The last few scenes are spectacular and my heart was in my throat.

It is criminal that movies like this are so under-viewed.  In that sense this film reminded me of Til We Meet Again and The Station Agent.

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  1. John Hindman April 4, 2020

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