All of Us Strangers

All of Us Strangers

One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry, which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
  • Stars: Carter John Grout, Paul Mescal, Claire Foy, Andrew Scott, Jamie Bell, Ami Tredrea
  • Director: Andrew Haigh
  • yourblemish - 6 June 2024
    A slow and sad one
    I was confused at the first, and I did closed it during a flight. Thought it was so boring.

    When I had nothing to watch on that flight, I continued this one, and it was the ah-ha moment when it revealed the first twist. Things get better and better afterwards. I start to appreciate what the storyline is and how it is told.

    I was expecting a happy ending, but it was a sad one. A shocking sad one, after thinking through, it all made sense. You start to sympathize and really feel the loneliness and the pain. It was so powerful.

    Hopefully no one would go through this kind of loneliness and wish everyone a happy life.
  • meclote - 21 May 2024
    Threads of Emotion: Exploring Family and Self in Cinema
    "All of Us Strangers" sets out to explore deep themes of connection, self-acceptance, and complex family relationships. Despite strong performances and sensitive direction, the film falls short due to its repetitive plot and overly sentimental tone.

    Andrew Scott shines as a man wrestling with his past and his ability to connect with others. Yet, many of his character's conversations feel redundant, repeating the same emotional notes without offering new insights.

    A standout moment is a heartfelt dialogue between Scott and Jamie Bell, who plays his father. This scene beautifully captures the pain and longing of their strained relationship, showcasing both actors' talents.

    The film tries to be a personal exploration of the protagonist's struggle with self-acceptance and connection. However, it often feels like a sentimental novel-crafted with care but lacking in deep emotional insight. While the movie is visually appealing and captures intimate moments well, the screenplay doesn't fully develop its central themes.

    "All of Us Strangers" has its merits. However, the film's repetitive plot and lack of deeper exploration keep it from reaching its full potential. It aims for profound emotional impact but ultimately feels familiar and unremarkable.
  • felvianyortiz - 29 April 2024
    This one hit.

    After watching it and seeing an edit later I was shocked to see Harry wearing the same clothes with the bottle in the beginning of the movie. This left me staring at the wall for sure.

    Did it meant that he was rejected before and then went to see the house of his parents ,cause how could he have seen adam's parents otherwise? Or did it meant that he was dead al along and is the movie in chronological order after all?

    I thought it started of kinda boring but I understand it was needed to form the story. Eventually the pieces and chronological order come together and leaves you flabbergasted. That is IF it was in chronological order. I will never forget this movie.