Director: Marc Carlini
Writer: Patrick Alexander, Marc Carlini (Screenplay)
Starring: Tommy Dewey, Ricco Ross, Minka Kelly, Vishesh Chachra, Alexis Krause, Robin Gammell, Francois Arnaud
Plot: Hoping to reconnect with his college buddy, a 30-something businessman drags him along on a road trip.
Runtime: 1 Hour 41 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: She’s in Portland starts Wes (Dewey) looks to help his college buddy Luke (Arnaud) out of his slump in life after he never appears to the reunion, Wes looks to travel across country with Luke to find Luke’s ex-girlfriend that they both are still hiding feelings about.
Along the way the pair get to meet women who are at different stages of their lives, showing Luke what life could happen, from the college days to the recently divorced woman who have seen the world and want more, all for a chance to help Luke find happiness.
Thoughts on She’s in Portland
Thoughts – She’s in Portland is a road travel movie between two friends that are both in need of help, one has been hiding from the world, while the other is hiding something from the world and has turned to his friend to try and get some support without asking for it. The friendship we witness through the film is powerful, showing that you know there is always one person in life that can get you more than anybody else you could have imagined. The two leads do work very well together, showing us how they are both in need of their best friend in a most important part of life. The road trip feel does help us see just how far the pair go, showing us just how pair need to learn about different people’s life experiences to get through their conflict. This gets the biggest impact from the final half of the film, which turns the truth in a different direction, one that is a lot more serious than it seemed.
Final Thoughts – She’s in Portland is a nice drama about finding out what you want most in life.
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“You must have really messed up if they sent you to Leo.” – Eckhart
Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Jun 2021)
Brief Synopsis – A discredited drone pilot is sent on a secret mission with a top secret partner in order to try and stop a nuclear war from erupting
My Take on it – Intriguing idea that works quite well.
the story is planed out well and besides the sci-fi aspects of the story could theoretically take place in the present.
The plot is filled with some great discourse between the two main characters which helps keep things more intriguing to watch due to the philosophical and moral issues that they discuss along their journey into the unknown.
The action scenes are done quite well and give the viewer the feel of truly being within a war zone the whole time.
The story is definitely augmented by the sci-fi aspects which allow for things to feel a bit more futuristic along the way.
The unknown technologies that the story has created helps add to the suspense and tension of the story and characters as things move in directions that might not always seem so clear cut.
The film’s message about war is on the mark even if it doesn’t feel original in its delivery, yet the environment helps give off a fresh vibe the whole way through.
Anthony Mackie once again delivers in this film and lets his character feel quite realistic in plausible in all that he does along the way.
Damson Idris is also great here and the two of them have contrasting chemistry that helps make them a formidable team on their journey.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the movie, Anthony Mackie runs with his arms resembling the way the Terminator T1000 runs after Sarah Conner and T800 in the Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)