Sparrows Dance (2013)
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Given that the opening shot shows the heroine on the toilet, what a nice surprise to find that this is a pure love story, told with elegance and simplicity on a low budget.
Sparks' oddball, self-deprecatory charm and Ireland's uncertainties play off each other nicely as their eclectic tastes mesh; both characters are thrilled at finding someone who accepts and even welcomes the other's peculiarities.
Marin Ireland and Paul Sparks deliver terrific performances in this charmingly quirky love story.
Basically a two-hander, Sparrows Dance could be easily adapted for the stage, but writer-director Noah Buschel uses plenty of cinematic tools to fancy up his simple story.
Audience Reviews for Sparrows Dance
This was an unexpected pleasant surprise. It was an understated, romantic gem. The chemistry between the two actors was undeniable. The framing and pacing were all perfect and the soundtrack was fantastic. I highly recommend this movie to anyone looking for a quirky romantic story.
A character like this could evoke mocking or pity, but Ireland brings to the role a sense that you are with her in her dilemma/condition. And what's hopeful about this movie is the fact this woman hasn't totally given up. She still cares enough about what other people think of her to pretend to be getting food for more than one person, when ordering from a Chinese restaurant on the phone. And although it's sadly funny when she just puts the money in the hallway for the delivery guy and tells him just to leave the food at the door, she still feels the need to feign laughter and conversation as if she's just too engaged to come to the door at that moment. She cares about a girl being robbed outside her window enough to call 911, and nearly attempts to go help her; and sounds of neighbors making love, rouses her to masturbate...READ MORE http://www.tinseltine.com/2013/08/tribeca-film-sparrows-dance.html
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