Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Movie Review: The Greatest

There are so many words I could use to detail how much I love this film and yet they all seem inadequate; or rather impossible to form...  which is funny considering I go into full on geek mode when I begin to tell someone about it.

The film was first screened at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, it is an American drama film written and directed by first time director/screenwriter Shana Feste; who in my opinion did a fantastic job with guiding the viewer through the tragedy of losing a love one and trying to find a way to continue living after said tragedy. Starring Pierce Brosnan (also an executive producer), Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, and Michael Shannon.

"The Greatest" stars Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon as Allen and Grace Brewer, a grief-stricken couple trying to cope with the death of their older son, Bennett (Aaron Johnson), When a young woman, Rose, (Carey Mulligan) arrives on their door step announcing that she is pregnant with Bennett's child, the Brewer's take her in upon hearing she has nowhere else to go. At first, Rose's presence threatens to tear the family even further apart but, eventually, her interaction with each of the Brewers proves to be the very thing that brings them back together.

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