This is the type of movie that comes on Showtime or Hbo on a day where there isn't anything on. The mother - child relationship is very appropriately exhibited. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, Christopher Meloni for the loss. Simply put, it is a somewhat bizarre, silly, sex romp, featuring a great lead performance by Shailene Woodley. She is comfortable with her current situation and doesn't think she even needs to talk to a psychologist about it. I did not like the movie or the way it made me feel, after watching it.
Criticism However, outside of Woodley showing she could maybe play characters what we are not used to seeing her as, there isn't much to praise here. Stereogum ranked the film's 80s pop- and -heavy soundtrack as the 16th best soundtrack of 2014. Araki is best known for directing 2004's Mysterious Skin, a thorough exploration of adolescent sexuality that starred. Well, though I won't say we should throw Woodley into that pile, I do think this is the type of film which may possibly help get her seen in different ways, but perhaps not in the ways an actress would necessarily want. Overall I enjoyed it but wouldn't really recommend this movie. I didn't know where her character was going and I definitely questioned the character arc, but she was great in the limited role. I wouldn't suggest going to see it in theaters even if you are a huge Shailene Woodley fan or an Eva Green fan.
A very well directed movie. Thank you for your work. I don't blame the actress i went for her but her character is just not written!! Kat Connors is 17 years old when her seemingly perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears in 1988. This is the first Gregg Araki film I have seen but he's impressed me enough to want to see more. It's rare that a movie can make you change yourself in real life.
I knew nothing about her going in and and yet her performance caught my eye and captivated me. Shailene Woodley and Eva Green star as a daughter-mother duo in a mysterious crime drama. At least those who made the movie came up with an ending that was not expected, and for that I give this movie 2 instead of 1. It will not be everyones taste, but you can tell fairly early on, if you'll like it or not. I'd say watch this movie if you want to watch something real, and refreshing. In one of the scenes, for example, when she tries to act younger than her age and then breakdowns, it is mildly disturbing and gloriously cheesy all at the same time.
Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it. Kat Shailene Woodley narrates the events of her mother's disappearance Eva Green claiming she had never been in love with her father, Brock Christopher Meloni. A woman goes missing and the film would revolve around the mystery behind her disappearance. A mother disappears; an investigation is launched to determine whether it's foul play or abandonment. As a result, the movie is both dull and irritating.
It's full of terrific performances by the entire cast, but the direction and execution of this story felt a little off. A middling thriller and a middling coming of age film, White Bird in a Blizzard seems content to evenly divide time between solving White Bird in a Blizzard is that kind of film that is just so truly average, there are few words that can come up when you try to gather your thoughts about it. That movie had me guessing the entire time and I was wrong every time. Do you think Kat is right that teens basically spend all of their time thinking about sex? The story is quite simple and believable. No tbh it felt like this movie would work a lot better if they did it as a dark comedy and went a little more crazy with it, I think the movie could have succeeded at being that with just minor tweaks to the script.
I know I'll be keeping a very close eye on her next career moves. And the got more and more tedious. At the end, I realized that I really underestimated this movie. White Bird in a Blizzard is set in the 1988, and tells the story of Kat Conner, played by Shailene Woodley, a 17 year old girl who seems to live a normal life until her perfect, homemaker mother, Eve, played by Eva Green, disappears one day. Instead of getting caught up in a blizzard, we are left watching snow melt.
There is some mystery but the movie has no really stellar moments. Advertisement The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. Art direction and cinematography is good. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. To conclude i'll just say: Greg Araki: No more!!!! She doesn't even blame her father, Brock, played by Chris Meloni, as he is too much of a wimp to have anything to do with her disappearance.
So far the movie has been viewed 268 times. The flashback where her mother comes into the room and tries to psychically assault her features some very fine acting by Woodley. It is an approach that is fun to watch and to listen to. I rented this to see Eva Greene. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. I see that it's based on a novel by Laura Kasischke which I haven't read so I am basing my opinion purely on the film. Her relationship with her mother hasn't been great either so she doesn't seem to mind her absence.
Of course, and you will have realized by looking at the grade, it isn't a flat out success since it bears some problems, but it really makes many, many points and has a unique perspective on them. Woodley plays Kat Conners, a teenager on the brink of graduating high school when her mother, Eve Eva Green disappears. Praise White Bird in a Blizzard is the type of movie most actresses who have found mainstream success do in order to flex their acting muscles. Shailene Woodley delivers a very strong performance but I still think she was better in The Descendants and The Spectacular Now and she is a talented young actress. Common Sense Note Parents need to know that although White Bird in a Blizzard stars teen fave Shailene Woodley Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars , it's a mature independent drama with heavy themes and subject matter.