True Things was the second film by filmmaker Harry Wootliff, the first of which was Only You (not Marisa Tomei’s film). A romantic drama about the trials and tribulations of couples dealing with adulthood, parenting, and gender differences due to age distance. In his latest film, Utrif explores the charm of a loved one (no pun) that fills the emotional void and how it reacts to such raw magnetism.
The film follows the story of Kate (Ruth Wilson), a welfare program who leads a quiet and peaceful existence that worries about family and friends. They claim she takes control of her life and encourage her to find her boyfriend.
But by chance, she meets a client known as Blond (Tom Burke) (whose real name is unknown), a strong and scary man, and the two have the charm of Kate experiencing a figurative form of transformation. The people around her form. Does her actions lead her to do something she may regret, or does she lead her to the sense of self-discovery that shapes her?
On the positive side, Ruth Wilson and Tom Burke are great in their role. Wilson succeeded in making Kate three-dimensional and compelling, while making her character almost completely believable. From reluctant to excited to rebellious, no problem. It also makes good use of black humor as a defense mechanism, as it brightens the mood without showing trivial or sentimental things.
Burke very well embodies strong masculinity and macho, adding a bit of a mystery behind the character. He is charismatic and convinces him that Kate is very attracted to him. The main couples share great chemistry because it makes the gradual increase in desire and intimacy very effective. You can enjoy watching the first half of the movie.
The movie begins to lose its foothold when the movie reaches the second half. Conflicts established by supporting characters, including trying to fix Kate with her potential boyfriend as her colleague / friend Alison Haley Squire, are well established, and Utrif with the blonde. After the dialogue, Kate’s spirit is revealed quite well. In particular, how Kate began to accept some of his gestures as her dullness and shared the same view.
But when Kate begins to understand who she is and what the motives of blondes are, convince us why it takes until the movie (and its arc) reaches a logical conclusion. I can not do it. Aside from physical appeal, why does Kate stay blonde? The film never provides a clear answer to that, making Kate’s climate change unconvincing.
Overall, True Things is a compelling at first, but an inconsistent second-year effort by Wootliff, led by Wilson and Burke’s excellent work on physical love and the appeal of self-discovery. increase. A movie that succeeded in the first interpretation but struggled to determine the second plot.