LAND (2021): A Riveting, Soulful Movie Experience

LAND (2021) Movie Review

Land, starring and directed by Robin Wright, is a story about a woman who loses everything that's important to her and moves to a remote region in the mountains to get away from everything that reminds her of what she lost. Along the way, she experiences everything that a harsh winter in the mountains can deliver, giving her cause to reevaluate her perspective and focuses.


A quickie Cinema Static take:

The film opens not quite explaining what happened to Edee (Wright) but we watch as she buys a cabin out in the mountains, then disposes of her cell phone and car, (wait, what?) as she's looking to live off the meager provisions she brought. But being a city girl, she was NOT fully prepared for what this life has in store for the unprepared.

Through most of acts 1 & 2, we watch as she faces one challenge after another. Then at one point, due to her lack of preparedness, she gives up and looks to slowly die out there, leaving behind all that she lost.

Along the way, the viewer is dragged into the experience as her interactions with her new environment keeps you on the edge of your seat. 

At one point, I was not sure if the film was depressing or riveting. But don't worry, it's not all dreary depression. You'll see if you watch the film.

When all is said and done, it was a powerful movie experience that stuck with me for some time afterwards.  It was worth sitting through.

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