Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Some day this Pain will be Useful
James is rather fond of the man who runs his mother's art gallery. And I think what he does is out of love, and nothing more. He would just like to see his friend happy. Although, its interpreted as something else. As if James might be a stalker.
Lets just say Toby Regbo can definitely make depression pretty. Some beautiful moments in the film. Yet..one would wonder what James would do if he did strike out on his own without the family money. What worked? Toby Regbo and Ellen Bursten as well as with Lucy Lui who is his life coach. I have to say some of it I did find cliche, like his artsy ditzy mom played by Marcia Gay Harden. And I wasn't sure why Aubry Plaza was in the film.
I guess deep down it was a great adaptation of Peter Cameron's novel. But, its not a film for everyone.
STORYLINE: James Sveck is a lonely young adult in the summer before he goes off to college at Brown University. Apart from hanging with his grandmother James prefers solitude. The story is told in the first person narration which helps give an intimate inside view of James as he works through his life at the therapy sessions which his parents insist he goes to. We learn about James's past and present through the stories he tells and his recounting of previous therapy sessions
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