Nothing Personal Reviews

  • Aug 17, 2018

    Low-key look at loneliness, sometimes too slowly-paced for its own good.

    Low-key look at loneliness, sometimes too slowly-paced for its own good.

  • Oct 04, 2015

    Enigmatic and intriguing, the film is an honest and complex meditation on relationships with haunting imagery. Comes highly recommended!

    Enigmatic and intriguing, the film is an honest and complex meditation on relationships with haunting imagery. Comes highly recommended!

  • May 28, 2015

    Nothing personal, but this movie just is not that great. I am sick of the indie movie format if they are gonna do it like this.

    Nothing personal, but this movie just is not that great. I am sick of the indie movie format if they are gonna do it like this.

  • Feb 12, 2014

    A very interesting experience. Great scenery. The protagonist is off-putting at times.

    A very interesting experience. Great scenery. The protagonist is off-putting at times.

  • Jul 06, 2013

    Beautifully visual film with breathtaking scenery of the Irish coast and deeply moving story of two lonely people wrapped up in their own problems who come to terms with each other. Wonderfully well acted. Definitely worth seeing.

    Beautifully visual film with breathtaking scenery of the Irish coast and deeply moving story of two lonely people wrapped up in their own problems who come to terms with each other. Wonderfully well acted. Definitely worth seeing.

  • Jan 19, 2013

    that was extremely boring....

    that was extremely boring....

  • Walter M Super Reviewer
    Jan 04, 2013

    "Nothing Personal" starts with a young widow(Lotte Verbeek, of "The Borgias") taking off her wedding ring while selling most of the rest of her possessions. That way she can carry everything she owns on her back, accepting rides but not food along the way to wherever she is going. When a driver(Paul Ronan) gives her the universal sign for a pervert, she does not wait for the car to stop before jumping out in anger. Her travels do come to at least a temporary halt when she agrees to work for a middle-aged man(Stephen Rea) on a remote farm while not answering any questions about her name, rank or favorite color. "Nothing Personal" is a sparsely engaging movie, straight out of the less is more book, relying on visuals mostly to tell its story, with rural Ireland looking simultaneously dreary and beautiful. That mise en scene informs a lot of this story of two characters who choose to live solitary lives. As they refuse to play by society's rules, it is no surprise that the movie both satisfies and plays with expectations, especially with its ending. And since this is a two hander, it is a good thing that two of those hands belong to Stephen Rea as he even sings here.(Well, not very well but the effort is appreciated.)

    "Nothing Personal" starts with a young widow(Lotte Verbeek, of "The Borgias") taking off her wedding ring while selling most of the rest of her possessions. That way she can carry everything she owns on her back, accepting rides but not food along the way to wherever she is going. When a driver(Paul Ronan) gives her the universal sign for a pervert, she does not wait for the car to stop before jumping out in anger. Her travels do come to at least a temporary halt when she agrees to work for a middle-aged man(Stephen Rea) on a remote farm while not answering any questions about her name, rank or favorite color. "Nothing Personal" is a sparsely engaging movie, straight out of the less is more book, relying on visuals mostly to tell its story, with rural Ireland looking simultaneously dreary and beautiful. That mise en scene informs a lot of this story of two characters who choose to live solitary lives. As they refuse to play by society's rules, it is no surprise that the movie both satisfies and plays with expectations, especially with its ending. And since this is a two hander, it is a good thing that two of those hands belong to Stephen Rea as he even sings here.(Well, not very well but the effort is appreciated.)

  • Jul 04, 2012

    the will to die is as strong as the wish for others to live

    the will to die is as strong as the wish for others to live

  • Jun 11, 2012

    A SPLENDID FILM. Wonderful performances by the enigmatic leads. Verbeek is beautiful, and does an amazing job. Rea is always good. Beautiful cinematography and thoughtful views of the Irish countryside. A Subtle charm and glowing warmth quietly develops between the pair who initially believe that they desperately want to be alone. And yet, something is amiss. Deeply affecting and moving.

    A SPLENDID FILM. Wonderful performances by the enigmatic leads. Verbeek is beautiful, and does an amazing job. Rea is always good. Beautiful cinematography and thoughtful views of the Irish countryside. A Subtle charm and glowing warmth quietly develops between the pair who initially believe that they desperately want to be alone. And yet, something is amiss. Deeply affecting and moving.

  • Nov 15, 2011

    The whole thing is a pleasure to watch because Verbeek and Rea telegraph volumes of subtext beneath the dialogue they're given, speaking to the human need for emotional and physical contact -- and the fear of the responsibilities and costs.

    The whole thing is a pleasure to watch because Verbeek and Rea telegraph volumes of subtext beneath the dialogue they're given, speaking to the human need for emotional and physical contact -- and the fear of the responsibilities and costs.