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A thriller about a lonely teenage girl who confides in her mirror, and swaps places with her evil reflection. Jason plays her distant father.

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Post by thunder » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:49 am

This is the first reviewI've found. It's not super positive...
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/mo ... story.html
There’s some spark though in the film’s first half, when Bernstein unflinchingly depicts Maria’s secret sexual desires, and defines her daily life as a series of awkward experiences: being clumsy at school, seeing a movie with her father that suddenly turns raunchy, and so on.
“Look Away” is at its scariest not when Maria’s trying to murder people, but when she’s quietly enduring adolescence … and all its terrors.
mostly fails as a “killer teen” movie. The pace is too slow, and the mood too somber.
Sounds like to me someone (at LA-Times) is underestimating teen agers. :roll:

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Post by thunder » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:07 pm

According to this review, it's good, but not great:
http://www.filmjournal.com/reviews/film ... -look-away
Look Away bundles a tough and thoroughly worthy message in a genre package, a tried-and-true way of addressing ugly everyday truths. Unfortunately, it’s not especially distinctive
This review also says te movie is noting special:
https://blackgirlnerds.com/bgn-film-review-look-away/

Well, well...

This gives it 2,5 our of 4 stars:
http://www.markreviewsmovies.com/reviews/L/lookaway.htm
The setup is ambiguous enough that we're not laughing at it, but it's also, perhaps, too vague. Too much certainty likely would have ruined this material, but the extreme ambiguity becomes a significant issue, too. We want to sympathize with Maria, but no matter how one interprets what's happening to her, Look Away keeps us at a distance from the character.

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Post by thunder » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:27 pm

This one is quite positive:
http://withoutyourhead.com/viewnews.php?autoid=110336
Jason Isaacs plays a multi-layered father who cares about his daughter but is so messed up in his own mind he has no idea how to properly care for his teenage child

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Post by Helen8 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:41 pm

Thanks, thunder. We can hope for better reviews as more come in. I'm not holding out hope for a long run. Still not playing in any theaters around here or in the Coming Soon category either. :rave

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Post by thunder » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:42 am

Helen, it's a vailable on Video on Demand in America. So far I have no access in Norway, but I have seen it available on iTunes and Amazon (they won't let me watch it).

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Post by Helen8 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:36 pm

Bummer, thunder! I hope you get to see it in some way.

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Re: Reviews

Post by Marie » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:28 am

If its on Video on Demand already might not get it in my theaters.

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Re: Reviews

Post by thunder » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:32 am

:oops: I've seen it now... don't ask me how. :bag: Still waiting for it to come available here, and then I'll buy it.

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Re: Reviews

Post by Helen8 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:40 am

So. What did you think of it, thunder?

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Re: Reviews

Post by thunder » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:10 pm

A bit mixed, feelings about this. I posted my thoughts here (beware of SPOILERS): https://jasonisaacsonline.com/phpBB/vie ... =58&t=5528

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