Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Whisperers

The Whisperers synopsis of an old woman hearing voices sound like it might be a horror film in the vein of the Whisperers, but its not. It's actually an even darker story just about a lonely old woman in poverty forced to live alone as he mind only decays over time in her dingy apartment. The woman is very played by Edith Evans and the film is certainly effective in its depiction of the depressing situation. It has sudden shift when the woman's husband comes back, which is interesting in itself though the way it handles it feels a bit disjointed since the husband suddenly becomes the lead for this portion. It's a very well acted and the direction certainly puts forth the stark reality of the situation well. The film unclear focus keeps it from becoming something truly remarkable itself, even though individual elements of the film are.

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