I enjoyed this movie even though I’ll only give it three stars. Maybe I was just glad to get out, but I found the premise of a largely wordless movie entertaining. It was amazing how much more facial expression was used when one could not rely on words to convey meaning.
But I also found it sad and unnatural that the main character was unwilling to progress. The movie reminded me of a Mary Baker Eddy quote: “Willingness… to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea.” It is true that love conquers and dissolves self-sabotage, regardless of how stubborn and unnecessary it always is. But how much better to be as receptive as the heroine in this film, by contrast!
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