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An uncommon and deeply sensitive take on this type of story.
The "Wildlike" landscapes are exhilarating, but when the film works, it's because of the interiors.
Green explores an atypical relationship between a solitary, 50-something man who finds that a vulnerable but determined kid has attached herself to him, no matter what, as he sets off into the wild.
Frank Hall Green, directing his own script, maintains a poker-faced perspective, offering no hints as to where the story might lead and allowing scenes to unfold casually.
Green has deeper ambitions, eschewing procedural survival-in-the-wilderness material for a strong focus on character.
Throw in two engaging performances from its leads and it's a film worth talking about, especially considering how it's born out of a topic that so few do discuss.
Wildlike is a strong film that takes its time building the story and exploring the outdoors as well as the protagonists' internal conflict and subsequent character development.
Wildlike is a little over 90-minutes, but feels like it's 180.
Profound coming-of-age drama deals with edgy topics.
Finds beauty, calm, and trust between two strangers and makes it as compelling an experience as any big-budget spectacle could ever hope to create.
"Wildlike" is not a traditional Hollywood feel-good buddy road movie, but a semi-slow burn experience that takes its subject matter and characters seriously while unrolling the central relationship of the story in a refreshingly deliberate pace.
Purnell and Greenwood make the most of silence, discovering that much can be communicated through darting glances, weary movement and the slow buildup to a hopeful smile.
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