Personal Effects Reviews
This one however, while not technically a bad movie, was just depressing. Ashton acts will all the conviction of a chunk of wood here and the whole thing just falls flat. Even Michelle Pfeiffer, normally a good actress, is unmoving. While I had pity for both their characters, and understood that a film about dealing with death was never going to be a laugh fest, I just never expected it to be quite this bleak.
I can't even say why it bummed me out that much. Sure it was bad, but it wasn't that bad, and I've seen films where way worse things happened yet still walked away uplifted or at least moved in some way.
Both people's lifes collide when both experience a signigant loved one's loss. They both join a support group and start to find that both have more in common than just the loss of a family member...this is a lovely drama worth seeing.
Originally this movie was to be released at Christmas time 2009. Instead it went straight to DVD. Whilst it is not that great a movie, the performances by the leads are quite fine and I think this movie is well worth the time to watch.