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Shailene Woodley is like a young Kate Winslet, no?
Opinions will differ on this, but I don't think the
twist justifies the unconventional narrative structure, which constantly robs the film of its momentum and muddles its tone. It would have played out much better in a chronological fashion (perhaps after the opening scene, anyway), which would have also necessitated tightening up the pacing, which would only have been a good thing. No significant complaints other than that though, Woodley was superb.
I enjoyed this film.
Is it perfect? No. But Woodley is the highlight. I would compare her performance to that of Robert Redford in All Is Lost and Naomi Watts in The Impossible. No spoilers, but she had a lot to do, and was cast perfectly in a role that in several ways defies gender conventions.
There are a couple pacing issues, but there is a twist that makes the movie better in the long run and some really neat cinematography/VFX.
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