Movie Review: Elodie 2019
At its core, Elodie is a character study, fleshing out the complex psyche of its eponymous protagonist in ways that are both insightful and moving. The titular character is played with remarkable depth by newcomer Emma Stone who delivers an exceptional performance. Stone brings raw vulnerability to her portrayal of Elodie’s struggle to come to terms with her past mistakes while striving for redemption.
The supporting cast has also done their job impeccably. Veteran actor Tim Robbins plays Elodie’s father, bringing subtle nuances to his role as he tries his best to help his daughter navigate through uncharted territories. Meanwhile, newcomer Sofia Carson gives a noteworthy performance as Elodie’s estranged sister Daphne.
Director Sally Jenkins has crafted a powerful narrative experience that sensitively explores the complexities of human relationships in all their messiness glory. The screenplay by Julia Hampton smartly avoids cliches and predictable plot twists instead opting for an authentic and honest portrayal of human emotions.
The production design beautifully captures small-town American life from the 90s adding another layer of authenticity to the film’s visual storytelling style. The editing subtly weaves together different timelines without ever losing focus on what matters most – Elodie’s journey towards self-forgiveness.
One aspect where “Elodie” falls short is its pacing which at times feels sluggish particularly during some scenes where nothing much seems to be happening on screen.
Overall “Elodie” touches the heart in profound ways leaving you moved long after it ends. It’s an impactful debut from director Sally Jenkins showcasing that sometimes our smallest moments can have the biggest impact on our lives ultimately making us stronger better people. Highly recommended!
Release : 2019-10-05
Genre : Drama, Crime, Thriller
Runtime : 95
Home Page : http://blackboxfilmsllc.com/
Company : Black Box Films LLC
Cast : Faith Decker as Sabrina, Taylor McGlone as Elodie, Ian Holt as Colin/Caleb, Brittney Watson as Abigail/Alida, Taylor Dahl as Hayden/Hector
Elodie (2019) – Official Trailer – Daniel Ziegler official trailer