I, Portrait (2021) Movie Review

Director: Nathan Hill

Writer: Nathan Hill (Screenplay)

Starring: Natalie Heslop, Sienna Stass, Nathan Hill, Damon Hunter

Plot: A newly married couple receive an unexpected visit from an old friend who has ulterior motives to end their relationship.

Runtime: 1 Hour 18 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: I, Portrait starts as artist Carmen McKenna (Heslop) is looking for inspiration for her next piece, her husband Julian (Hill) a casting director who has been recruiting for years. When Carmen gets a visit from an old friend Stephanie (Stass) it seems like an enjoyable visit between the two friends.

When Stephanie starts to overstay her welcome the tension between the three increase, leading to the truth about the visit and why Stephanie has returned.

Thoughts on I, Portrait

ThoughtsI, Portrait comes into the world of why it is always hard to say anything bad about low budget movies, but sometimes you just can’t help it. The story on paper is there, but it never becomes intense, leading to a lot of the film feeling like it is filler, rather than builder to create big moments happening. The acting isn’t very good either, with some lines feeling like it is just an idea of three lines, but all three get spoken. When it comes to trying to show the intense moments, the fighting is awful, with the swings looking like first rehearsal over pretending to make it look good. This is just a film that was hard to get into, poorly acted, poorly written and never captures the thriller side it wants to.

Final Thoughts I, Portrait is a bad movie that feels like a first draft of a poor Fatal Attraction rip off.

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