Monday, December 12, 2016

Bonobo (2014)

Director: Matthew Hammett Knott

Stars: James Norton, Will Tudor, Eleanor Wyld

Judith, an uptight divorcee, is upset when her daughter Lily quits law school to move into a commune of hippies who live according to the behavioral principles of the bonobo monkey, a species famous for its 'make love not war' philosophy. Anita is the eccentric group leader and claims that she can resolve the conflict between mother and daughter, if Judith will spend a day among the commune and submit to its principles. Mother and daughter are both hell-bent on proving each other wrong. Anita's methods must now be put to the test as never before.

This was an interesting movie. It started out with really an interesting story, but by the end of the movie you just do not care as much. In the start of the movie, you like it see the shocking look on Judith's face as soon as she gets to the sex commune. She is just so surprised that her daughter is living in a place like this. She did not raise her to be in a place like that or around people like that. That was the best part of the beginning of the movie. As soon as she got more relaxed with the people in the commune, then you really start to see how dull the story can get.

I was wanted this movie to be better than it was. The movie just ended up pretty dull toward the end. The movie was mainly about relationships and all of the different levels that they are on. They did not do that great of a job of making this story more worthy of a good movie.

This is a movie that I would say skip it. It was not worth really watching at all. It was a bit boring toward the end of the movie. You may want to watch it anyway, but it is not worth watching more than once. I watched it, so you don't have to. 

Bonobo (2014) Trailer

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