The main problem is Reign Over Me always skirts around the issue instead of tackling it head on. Depression and loss are hell, and hopefully friends can be there to bring you out of it.
Not clear what Jeff Bayer considers to be "the issue". I would have thought "the issue' is grief and the related ways in which an individual and his associates deal with that. In this understanding, the movie beautifully confronts the issue from the opening scenes of Feinman travelling the empty streets of New York to the last time we see him hesitant about engaging Johnson's erratic but beautiful patient who is his new found friend. It's grief, start to finish!
Jun 19 - 08:43 AM
Thats the point of the movie, that depression and loss never get dealt with head on but it can still be confronted through building a friendship. I thought it was quite good.
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