I went into this film having heard a lot of good buzz about it, knowing only that is was a film about a single father coming to terms with life after divorce with his two daughters. Something I have lived through. I was excited to see someone else’s perspective about the topic. It’s not often a topic shown from this point of view.
There were so many good things happening with this film. From the opening titles telling a story through hand drawn pictures, a theme carried on throughout the film to transition us from one time to another (the primary character is a graphic artist), to the rapid-fire comedic observances of everyday life…the timing couldn’t have been more perfect!
The film couldn’t have been cast any better than it was. Add this to your must see list. It’s not often that a film with this kind of crispness comes along. It knew what it was supposed to be thanks to the direction by Writer/Director James C. Strouse was remarkable. I could only wish to put together a film that sends people away feeling this good.
The film plays out as real as it gets. I know. I’ve been there. But it somehow finds the poetry of it all – life’s dance.