Friday, February 26, 2016

Barefoot (2014)

Director: Andrew Fleming

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, J.K. Simmons, Treat Williams

The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding to convince his family that he's finally straightened out his life. She impresses the family with her genuine, if unstable charm. They both have to deal with their feeling for one another, but along the way they fall into an improbable love.

This a kind of a sweet movie, but it was also a bit of a creepy movie. Jay Wheeler is a douche bag that cannot keep his life together. He owns money to a mob like boss. He takes a young woman that knows nothing of the outside world to take to a wedding. He wants to look good to get money from his father. She is so awkward that it could be very scary. She ruins everything. He falls in love with this nut. That only happens if you are really screwed up yourself, but it is only a movie.

The cast was good for the most part. Scott Speedman needs to show most sides to his craft than happy and intense. Those are his two main emotions. There is not a lot of complexity in his work. The rest of the cast was good. The story was not that bad.

This movie is nothing but a onetime watcher. It is a decent movie, but you know what is going to happen toward the beginning. It is not hard to guess each move. Watch it, if you want. Enjoy.

Barefoot (2014) Trailer

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