14 January 2016

Time Out of Mind

I just finished watching Time Out of Mind, starring Richard Gere as a homeless man. I love many of Gere's films and this one gets credit for its very gritty and realistic portrayal of homelessness. Unfortunately, the film isn't very entertaining. And perhaps that's why it seems so realistic. Homelessness itself, after all, isn't very entertaining. Visually, the film also chooses realism over appeal. With a few exceptions, the scenes tend to be shot in trash-filled streets and homeless shelters. If anyone is hoping for a Disneyesque film of bum makes good and all's well that ends well, this isn't the film for you.

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