Jill aka Jo (sireesanwar) wrote,
Jill aka Jo

Review: In Your Eyes

Written and executive produced by Joss Whedon, In Your Eyes is a romance with a supernatural twist. Rebecca (Zoe Kazan), a lonely housewife in New Hampshire, suddenly discovers that she shares a strange connection with Dylan (Michael Stahl-David), a struggling ex-con in New Mexico…they can see through one another's eyes and experience sensations felt by the other. Though they've never met, the two share a unique, unparalleled intimacy by being in each other's heads and begin a long-distance relationship unlike any other. Filled with Whedon's signature humor and quirk, the film is an original story of opposites attracting that sacrifices neither its sci-fi nor romantic sensibilities.

I will give it to Joss, he's come up with an original story and one that is fascinating to watch but it quickly becomes clear there is more than distance between Rebecca and Dylan, like that she is married. I never like stories where there is the hint of adultery without really extenuating circumstances. This one had touches of it but still upset me with the possibility. And it seemed that despite everything that happens in the story, the ending likely wouldn't be happily ever after though then actual ending made me feel there was more to be told.

Now, I don't dislike the movie. In fact, I actually did like it because it had really sweet moments with a really great and original idea. It makes you think of all the possibilities as you watch it!

I would say this is a movie worth seeing but if you can't bring yourself to broach anything with a hint of adultery in it than this one isn't for you.
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