Wednesday, May 20, 2009
THREE SENTENCE DVD REVIEW: WENDY & LUCY (A)
Kelly Reichardt's darkly poignant Wendy and Lucy (A) is a small masterpiece, a film filled with nuance, subtlety, and intense but always honest emotions. Michelle Williams, who was robbed of an Oscar nomination, gives a bravura performance, etching a startling portrait of a woman who is literally at the end of her mental and pyhsical rope. Reichardt's unsentimental yet deeply affecting narrative offers multiple glimpses of human compassion, something that's rare to see in most movies today; it's a small tour de force for all involved.