Ralph Breaks the Internet
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Even in a rote story, with prosaic direction from Holmes, the lead performances ring true.
With her well-meaning desire to create an inspirational story of survival and redemption, Holmes has kept the entire film extremely low-stakes.
A well-meaning but formulaic movie with not enough time to transcend predictable clichés.
Every plot turn plays as either a little too convenient, too uncharacteristic, or too undercooked.
The movie is overloaded with capital-D drama, from Mark Consuelos ludicrous role as a Rita's bad boyfriend to the typical drug and discipline platitudes that face Ruth in high school.
Although well-acted and well-intended, offers little that's new, exciting or meaty enough to warrant revisiting that subgenre of movies involving flighty single moms on the move with their steadier daughters.
All We Had is an ambitious and conscientious feature debut for Holmes.
Lacks the depth and drama of the source material.
All We Had focuses on the mother-daughter relationship, but lacks any sort of long-term direction or finality.
Katie Holmes' impressive directorial debut is peppered with fine performances and stretches what could easily be run-of-the-mill drudgery into a touching, albeit inconsistent, portrayal of modern working class America.
The movie doesn't do anything new with this subject matter, but it hangs together for a little while because of a warm, sympathetic performance by Stefania Owen.
Understated yet deeply felt, Holmes' portrait of people who only have known hard times never strikes a false note, even when Josh Boone and Jill Killington's adapted screenplay wanders too far afield.
Katie Holmes takes an interesting Boone script and crafts a somewhat slow but surprisingly good film. The pacing is very slow but the events are quite solid and I lived through some of the events depicted, housing crash. Katie Holmes gives a very central performance and one I have never seen from her. The slow pace may put others off but I like these types of drama films and the relationship between the mother and daughter is the glue holding this one together. Great Netflix discovery and another underrated discovery. 13-05-2017.
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