David Ehrlich. We know that James does insurance work somewhere in the Thai capital, but the way he brings it up in conversation makes it sound like an alibi. Usually film characters take jobs in far-flung destinations towards the end of the story, not before it starts. Gina retained about five percent of her eyesight from the childhood car accident that killed her parents, and Forster uses those last glimmers of light to visualize her world as a milky cocoon, more imagined than perceived. The good news is that she has an appointment scheduled for a corneal transplant. The bad news is that her doctor is played by Danny Huston, whose natural menace is toned down just enough for us not to scream warnings at the screen.
But of course, all films, good or bad, are good or bad in their own way. Kudos to the producers for getting Forster and cinematographer Matthias Koenigswieser every lens and crane and drone they could have possibly wished for. But wait! And so an operation is performed and Gina enters the world of the seeing.
This week will see the release of Blake Lively's new film All I See Is You , which for months has been gaining notoriety as "that movie where Blake Lively plays a blind woman. After that, the movie is mostly about her adjustment to life as a sighted person. This adjustment is made exponentially more difficult by Gina's husband, James Jason Clarke , who is really not into her being able to see. This is where the movie tries to turn into a thriller: Why is James so upset about Gina's newfound sight and confidence? Why does she start losing her vision again? Does James have anything to do with it? All three of those questions will be answered by movie's end, but there are plenty more that will not be. I usually don't mind unanswered questions in a movie — is Deckard a replicant, for example — but in this case there were too many, about too many subjects that didn't even matter. It was like the Varchie sex scene on Riverdale — you wouldn't have been thinking about Archie's cast if the scene had worked. Here, a list of questions I have about this very confusing movie.
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