Mary Poppins Returns
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| Top Critics (5)
| Fresh (7)
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An unimaginative drama that never quite gains momentum.
It will be interesting to see what Marsalis can do with a more developed story and perhaps even darker material, because it's clear she has a way with both actors and the camera.
Catalina Aguilar Mastretta's script is free of speechifying and delivers just enough story line to keep a plot in motion; words are rarely used when expressions can better convey feelings.
The film's ideals of a respectful, caring suitor and a diverse utopian community with a chill vibe don't necessarily register as an escapist fantasy.
Echo Park doesn't circumvent expectations, but it's worth a watch for those small moments of two humans relating to each other on a realistic plane.
The minimal narrative of Echo Park may not be engaging enough for some, but overall this is a gently poignant film.
Those with an appreciation for photography will find the film particularly enjoyable, as it's easy to see that the director incorporated her background in photography to manifest a visually delightful film as well as an engaging story.
Echo Park succeeds as a romantic story that resists grand, clichéd declarations and depictions of love, and also as its own love letter of sorts, to a distinctive part of Los Angeles.
Okay, it rambles along and goes nowhere, but I actually quite liked this one.
Nice performances and very much like real life. It wasn't the ending I hoped for, but it didn't feel contrived either.
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