Sylvia is a social worker who leads a simple and structured life. This is blown open when Saul follows her home from their high school reunion. Their surprise encounter will profoundly impact both of them as they open the door to the past.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Genre: Drama
  • Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Jessica Chastain, Josh Charles, Merritt Wever, Elsie Fisher, Jessica Harper, Blake Baumgartner, Rand Faris, Davis Duffield, Brooke Timber, Elizabeth Loyacano, Billy Griffith, Ross Brodar, Thomas Vorsteg, Tatiana Ronderos, Jett Salazar, Alexis Rae Forlenza
  • Director: Michel Franco
  • marcelavillareal - 23 March 2024
    Reminds me of High School Movie Project
    Jessica and Peter are great and will perform with quality no matter which project they are hired for. The script and the direction felt very amateur. Scenes sequence was forced without smooth transition. I also noticed errors on their continuity.

    The relation between Sylvia and Saul felt forced as well, similar to soap operas trying to say a story of two broken people falling in love.

    The surrounding characters felt all like "background" people like the ones in school movie projects are forced to appear on the film as part of their assignment.

    Michele Franco didn't seem good to me as writer not director. I couldn't see any form of Art in his work. The film reminded me of the ones we wrote and filmed as part of a high school class. Huge gap with Inarriitu's work if we compare him with other Mexican directors. Disappointing.
  • danieljfarthing - 23 February 2024
    Bizarrely toned downbeat ghoul of a dour dirge drama
    In dour dirge NY drama "Memory" relentlessly joyless recovering alcoholic / sexual abuse survivor Jessica Chastain (single mum to poor teen Brooke Timber) strikes up a bizarrely toned romance with chronic dementia sufferer Peter Sarsgaard, to which the normal functioning adults around them (like Sarsgaard's brother Josh Charles) understandably react with concern (especially after a couple of disturbing incidents). Quite what writer / director Michel Franco intended with this miserable tripe is unclear, but what he produces is a depressingly downbeat ghoul of a film (albeit with the technically decent performances to be expected from the principals). It's an awful turd. Flush it.