Today I accidentally download a romance movie because I mistyped the correct one. I’m about to delete it but when I check on google that movie, the main actress is quite attractive. OK, let’s watch it.
“In Your Eyes” is a romance sci-fi movie. The movie is about a man and a woman is linked telepathically and then fall in love with each other. Sound’s interesting, isn’t it? But, the way Joss Whedon directed isn’t great. The story sometimes is told so fast, but sometimes too slow, and viewers can’t keep their attention and emotions with the speed of the movie. Also, the way Dylan and Rebecca interact and make the acquaintance is so strange. The film’s ending is, sadly, protracted and dumb, and involves a hastily introduced plot conceit that requires a clichéd race-across-the-airport, a chase, and a bizarre action film-like prison escape. I would have preferred that the stakes be resolved emotionally, rather than with actions.
The acting of Michael Stahl-David and Zoe Kazan is so so. They can’t show or connect to viewers via their acting. Michael Stahl-David with the ex-con role even can’t show the way a convict do and think, he is like a naive child and so normal. Zoe Kazan is in the role of a lonely wife but she can’t show viewers her loneliness through her gestures or her eyes. She also can’t show the obligations and barriers in the relationship with her husband. If Michael Stahl-David and Zoe Kazan can sync more with the character, the movie can be much better.
The only thing I love in this movie is the implication. When Dylan and Rebecca found out their secret supernatural connection, they talk to each other all the time. It’s the great implication of the young who addicted to social media and in the need of 24/7 virtual connection with others. They like small talks, and they ignore everything else in life. They also ignore people even people think they are crazy. Viewers who watch this movie and understand this implication can right away look back on themselves or their friends or even their children.
There aren’t much thing to talk about this movie because it doesn’t connect well with me. I recommend watching The Shining (1980) by Stanley Kubrick and Your Name (2016) by Makoto Shinkai instead of this movie.