Thursday, March 24, 2016

After Words 2015

    Jane is a librarian in Los Angeles and she is having a mid-life crisis.  The library where she works is being closed due to budget cuts.  She decides she will escape to Costa Rica for a vacation.  She is really planning on taking a lot of pills while she is there and never returning to LA.  She meets Juan, he is a younger man, he likes to entertain women and that is how he makes a living.  Anna is his daughter and he is sending her to a private school.  He’s behind in his tuition payments and the administrator reminds him that this cannot continue.  He gives Jane a tour of the park and he visits her later at her hotel.  He explains he needs $500 and she decides to give him the money.  He says cannot accept her gift and he only agrees to take the money after giving her tours worth that amount.  She can afford to give him the money because she is planning on not needing money anymore.
     Marcia Gay Harden brings her introverted and shy character to life.  She has depression and loneliness.  She lives an isolated life surrounded by a huge city of people.  Juan is definitely not a person she would normally feel comfortable around.  He gets in her space and pushes her to try and do things out of her boxed in comfort zone.  He starts to bring her out of her very small constricted shell.  4* (I really liked this movie)

91 min, Drama directed by Juan Feldman with Marcia Gay Harden, Oscar Jaenada, Jenna Ortega, Ron Canada, Jackie Torres, Mauricio Astorga.

Note:  Imdb 6.3 out of 10, 38% critic 57% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.1* out of 5* with 93 reviews.
Special Note:  Oscar Jaenada was also in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides.  The scenery, animals and plants of the area are beautiful.  This film was in the theater on 8/21/15 and released on DVD 10/13/15, I didn’t see any advertising about it?

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