Breathe In

March 28, 2014

directed by Drake Doremus, 2013


Director Drake Doremus showed early signs of promise with Like Crazy, the 2011 Sundance Grand Jury prize winner that offered glimpses of a new age no-holds barred love story, but ended up registering as a dopey romance that failed to burrow deep into its characters and their mission to sustain a long distance relationship. With Breathe In, the director’s latest, it’s clear that Doremus has failed to capitalize on the miscues of his earlier film, this time churning out a non-descript and easily telegraphed portrait of infidelity and longing. Caught in the crosshairs of Doremus’ excruciatingly tepid affair are a solid group of actors, who, despite their best abilities, are incessantly hampered by the director’s unrewarding improvisational aesthetic.

Read full review at Movie Mezzanine


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