Rust and Bone

06 Nov


Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain’s bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (IMDb)

I’m not going to lie, I watched this solely for Marion Cotillard. And she didn’t disappoint. The way you see her character recover from an accident of that kind of magnitude is amazing to watch. Matthias Schoenaerts, her other co-star is also quite good in his storyline. But this is the problem we hit. This is basically two different movies. The only thing in common is the two main characters and when they interact with each other. And that, unfortunately, is where this one lost me. Each storyline is interesting, but are completely different. Cotillard’s is about the accident and recovering from it, and Schoenaerts’ is about a man who is completely lost in the world, trying to deal being a single father to his young son. And because they are both so different, you feel like you never get enough of either. They hit emotional climaxes that make sense logically, but aren’t earned because we hadn’t seen enough previously. So, while the acting is good, it doesn’t quite get there story wise



Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “Rust and Bone

  1. Laura

    November 6, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Great review. I agree with you about it being like two seperate films. Both performers were great but I wan’t keen on the film and was actually disappointed. Must get around to writing it up…

    • jeleff11

      November 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      And please do, I would love to hear your thoughts as well

      • Laura

        November 18, 2014 at 7:18 pm

        Luckily this is on TV this week, so I’ve set it to record. Looking forward to this one.


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