“Just because you don’t see something, does not mean it’s not there,” Meacham (Robert Redford)
An odd choice for director David Lowery. After his lovers on the run period thriller, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, a remake of a 1970s Disney film would not be something one would have guessed. Opening on a tragic car crash, where the lead boy’s parents are killed, hope was elevated that he had brought his pseudo-Terrence Malick filmmaking chops to a family blockbuster. That sense of sadness and loss is jettisoned for narrative painting by numbers. After the initially gripping start, where are the revelations out of left field? The most heinous crime committed by any storyteller.
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