Nothing Personal (2009)
Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 2
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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 0
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 1,145
Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne (Lotte Verbeek) observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her final gesture of taking a ring off her finger signals she is leaving her previous life in Holland behind. She goes to Ireland, where she chooses to lead a solitary, wandering existence, striding through the austere landscapes of Connemara. During her travels, she discovers a house that is home to
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Not since Flashdance has a lobster dinner been seasoned with so much unspoken emotion.
Director-writer Urszula Antoniak, in her first big-screen feature, keeps dialogue to a minimum while concentrating on visual style.
[Follows] a familiar path that's energized by subtle lead performances.
The whole thing is a pleasure to watch, though, because Verbeek and Rea telegraph volumes of subtext beneath the dialogue they're given, speaking to the human need for emotional and physical contact -- and the fear of the responsibilities and costs.
...a nice debut film, deliberately crafted, placidly powerful, and sensibly touching, with a dash of stubborn frivolity tossed in for effective measure.
Small-scale drama gains from its performances and location photography.
A meditative drama that explores in rich and rewarding ways the luxury of solitude in the lives of two strangers who both love being alone.
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