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Critic Reviews for Home
Oliver is off to a promising start. Let's hope it's enough to get his next go-round a wider theatrical release.
This movingly understated drama benefits from strong performances and incisive characterizations.
With awkward slow-motion effects, clunky transitions and pregnant zooms that seem conspicuously in the wrong speed or otherwise a little off, Mr. Oliver's film aims for a glossy mainstream aesthetic without the budget or skills to match.
The great achievement in writer-director Jono Oliver's poignant, superb debut, "Home," lies in the balance between the film's empathy for those like Jack who seek independence and its compassion for others who may need care indefinitely.
Audience Reviews for Home
A touching and realistic look at mental illness that is overall uplifting despite its honesty and still remains to bring some hope to those stuffing from the disease and shows one mans triumph and determination despite what can seem to overcome impossible obstacles from within and outside. Brilliantly acted by actors who make you want to care and root for the characters, without being overly mushy. A much more realistic look then the much more popular Silver Lining Platbook. Definitely worth the viewing. Again. The acting was excellent
Remains character-driven throughout and doesn't have a moment that rings false, pretentious or contrived. Gbenga Akinnagbe gives a genuinely heartfelt performance. If there were any justice, he'd get some awards attention.
A good film, one of the better ones to play at Dances With Film festival in Hollywood in the spring, that is elevated by Gbenga Akinnagbe's amazing performance, the best male performance I've seen all year.
|Jack:||When a person is sick like me, like I was, I mean, sometimes you do things you don't even know you're doing. Or you forget. The yelling; talking to myself... Losing control a little. I forgot a lot. There was the fire. And fights... and... and one time when you were five... we went to the zoo...|
|Thomas:||That's great, Jack. I'm glad it's all gonna go your way.|
|Donald Hall:||F' a plan, Jack. You need to be realistic.|
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