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Every Thing Will Be Fine Blu-ray Review

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“Every Thing Will Be Fine” is a fine Wim Wenders film.

Acclaimed director Wim Wenders returns with a new arthouse drama that has gone under the radar titled “Every Thing Will Be Fine.” The film revolves around a novelist (Tomas) whose life seemingly falls apart after being involved in a tragic accident that claimed the life of a child. Simultaneously, the film also tells the story of the deceased child’s grieving mother Kate. As the film continually jumps forward in time, we trace the lives of the two characters as they grow, struggle, and try to get their lives back on track.

To some viewers, “Every Thing Will Be Fine” may come off as uneventful or dull. To others, the Wim Wenders’ film will be a moving piece of cinema about loss, forgiveness, guilt, and the moments that shape us. Personally, I fall in the latter category. ‘Fine’ could have very well been a largely gloomy and stagey character study, but Wenders and company have crafted a deep film that has a lot to say about life, artistry and humanity.

Of course, the film wouldn’t be nearly as impactful were it not for the performances. James Franco (who seems to be in a movie on a weekly basis now) continues to show his versatility here as an artist haunted by an accident. It’s a very serious and complex role and he nails it. Not to be forgotten here is Charlotte Gainsbourg who plays Kate. She has less screentime than Franco, but her scenes are equally powerful. You may notice that Rachel McAdams is a part of the cast, but she’s barely in the film. She has a couple of memorable scenes though.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? This is a very visual movie and the transfer is flat-out gorgeous.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The track itself is worthy of praise, but the out of place score is super distracting.

Extras: IFC Films trailers, an “Every Thing Will Be Fine” trailer, a behind the scenes featurette which contains a collection of set footage,  individual interviews with Rachel McAdams, WIm Wenders, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marie-Josee Croze, Robert Naylor, Patrick Bauchau, and Lilah Fitzgerald.

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July 2, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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