THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

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TUMBLEDOWN (2016)












#3 on the brand new 2016 movie countdown is last year's indie dramedy Tumbledown. Disclaimer: I have adored Rebecca Hall since I saw her in Starter for Ten a few years ago. And this might be the best I have ever seen her. Absolutely radiant! She's just adorable and perfect as Hannah, the widow of a musician who just started to turn some heads when he was killed in a fall down Tumbleback Mountain. She cannot let go and lives in the house they shared in Maine (her hometown...) & grieves for years while she tries (and fails) to write his biography. Enter Hofstra pop culture professor Andrew (Jason Sudeikis), who travels to Maine to try and interview her for the book HE wants to write about her late hubby. One thing leads to another and she offers him $50,000 to help her write her book. But Hannah just cannot let go of her memories even though Andrew seems to be falling in love with her. Or is he just trying to get better material for the book? Like I said, despite my Rebecca Hall crush, I can say objectively that she is absolutely perfect (well, maybe I'm not THAT objective). Old pros Blythe Danner, Richard Masur and Griffin Dunne lend solid support. I just wish that Sudeikis could have been stronger. I don't think he has the chops to emote with the likes of this cast and it would have been a MUCH stronger movie with a better qualified male lead, like, say, a younger Griffin Dunne. Did I mention how good Rebecca Hall was in this? Oh just watch the trailer and LOOK at her. Rebecca Hall.

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