Strawberry Fields (2012)
Average Rating: 5.4/10
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Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 4
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Strawberry Fields is the story of two sisters who both like the same man but in different ways and is a bold and inventive melodrama that offers a distinctively refreshing spin on a complex story of lust, rivalry and liberation. A seemingly carefree woman is seen cycling through narrow lanes before reaching a strawberry farm where she takes on a job, living in a shabby caravan, starting to develop friendships with her co-workers and in particular one rugged farmhand, Kev. Although aloof and
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Grief and a messy shared history hang in the air like a river mist that won't clear, and the two lead stars make it worthwhile.
I liked this modest film, its unusual setting, its new-folk music (by Troubadour Rose) and its conscious echoes of A Streetcar Named Desire.
The movie isn't perfect and arguably doesn't quite come together at the end, but it works as an intense and bizarre psychological drama, and the Kent landscape is gorgeously evoked.
Beautifully shot and mostly well executed. Lea and her cast are worth looking out for.
Aside from the first-rate cinematography and editing, it's is so disappointingly arch that we struggle to believe anything, even as it touches on important themes.
What begins as a tender romance soon enough devolves into overwrought melodrama.
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