Movie Review: Give Me Liberty 2019
As I sat in the dark theater, watching Give Me Liberty unfold before me, I found myself experiencing a range of emotions. This slice-of-life drama follows Vic, a young medical transport driver in Milwaukee as he navigates a hectic day filled with passengers who are wheelchair-bound, visually impaired or dealing with other disabilities. The film is directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky and stars Chris Galust as Vic.
The plot is both humorous and heart-wrenching. We see Vic rushing from one destination to another, trying to keep his passengers on schedule while also dealing with unexpected challenges and roadblocks along the way. At times it feels like we’re watching a chaotic documentary rather than a carefully scripted movie.
The acting in Give Me Liberty is phenomenal – Galust delivers an impressive performance as our protagonist struggling to balance his demanding job with his personal responsibilities. The rest of the cast also shines, particularly Lauren ‘Lolo’ Spencer who plays Tracy – an outspoken quadriplegic woman who needs to get to an important meeting on time.
Mikhanovsky’s direction adds another layer of richness to this already complex story. He has crafted an immersive world that feels authentic and true-to-life. The cinematography captures not only the beauty of Milwaukee but also its gritty underbelly.
The musical score helps set the tone for each scene perfectly while never overwhelming it – it serves as more of a gentle guide rather than leading us by the hand.
What truly stands out about Give Me Liberty is how it invites us into the lives of everyday people dealing with some truly extraordinary circumstances. It does so without ever feeling exploitative or condescending towards its characters; instead, it treats them all with respect and dignity.
There are certainly moments where Give Me Liberty falters somewhat – some scenes feel overly long or repetitive – but these minor quibbles do little to detract from what is otherwise one of the most moving films I’ve seen in a long time.
Overall, Give Me Liberty is a masterpiece worth checking out. It will make you laugh, cry and leave the theater feeling a little bit more connected to the world around you.
Release : 2019-07-24
Genre : Comedy, Drama
Runtime : 110
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Company : Give Me Liberty Productions
Cast : Chris Galust as Vic, Lauren Spencer as Tracy, Maxim Stoyanov as Dima, Darya Ekamasova as Sasha, Steve Wolski as Steve
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