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Director: Harold Jackson III
Writer: Harold Jackson III (Screenplay)
Starring: Shaun Woodland, Jasmine Guy, Terence TC Carlson, Sasha Wakefield
Plot: An author fights for his life while reconciling his past.
Tagline – He’s dying to live.
Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Liam White: The Forgettable Life of Liam White starts when author Liam White (Woodland) starts struggling on his latest novel, his life is turned even worse when he gets tragic news about his health.
As Liam looks to try and put his life together before he goes, he tries to learn about why his parents split up, finishing off his latest novel and sort out his own relationship, all in the hope of hopefully not being forgettable.
Thoughts on Liam White: The Forgettable Life of Liam White
Characters & Performances – Liam White is an author who has seen his work dry up, his ideas struggling to be put on paper and even his appearance whittled down to a few attendees, his personal life isn’t going much better either. His life is going to get worse when he learns his doesn’t have long to live, which he keeps to himself, showing the different emotions he is going through, reacting different around the people in his life. Shaun Woodland carries this film with his brilliant leading performance, showing the emptiness feelings his character is going through. When it comes to the supporting characters, we meet the parents who have different relationships with Liam, issues that he wants to solve. We also meet the women in his life, where he will get to know who the most important ones in his life. The supporting performances are strong through the film.
Story – The story here follows an author that learns his doesn’t have long to live, leading to him needing to put his affairs in order, in an attempt to leave the best memories of him behind. This is a story that is filled with emotion, with Liam knowing his fate, he is shown feeling lost, looking for the best solution for the situation he finds himself in, trying to maintain the positive world around him, not letting anyone else worry about him. It does show the importance of not letting yourself go into big personal battle alone, the support of the loved ones would be there, but it also shows how important trying to resolve conflicts can be between friends and family before it is to late. This does everything it needs to, to make us understand the difficulties the man is going through.
Themes – Liam White: The Forgettable Life of Liam White is a drama that will being together friends and family in a difficult time, it will keep most of the film calm, with most scenes focusing on the bigger moments going on within the life of Liam in his biggest time of need.
Final Thoughts – Liam White: The Forgettable Life of Liam White is an emotional story that spotlights the importance of support in the time of need.
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