ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – J – Harmony (2018) Movie Review

This is under J because of the lead actress Jessica Falkholt.

Director: Corey Pearson

Writer: Corey Pearson (Screenplay)

Starring: Jessica Falkholt, Jacqueline McKenzie, Eamon Farren, Salvatore Coco, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Jerome Meyer

Plot: Born with an energetic power to absorb fear from others, a young woman must find love to balance the fears of her own and fight an ever growing storm of negative energy.

Tagline – Discover the secrets, unblock the universe

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Harmony starts as we learn about Harmony (Falkholt) who has the ability to take away the pain from people, washing it away, living as an outsider in the world, she keeps to the shadows with only a group of punks led Jimmy (Farren) causing the problems around her. Mason (Meyer) a social awkward young man is looking to fix things from his past, who has a connection to Harmony, finally gives her someone she can touch without feeling the pain somebody is suffering.

With the two lost souls needing to find the truth about their place in the world, each with incredible abilities that will make the world a better place for everyone to live in, despite the evil negative energy in the world.

Thoughts on Harmony

Characters – Harmony is an outsider in the world, but has amazing abilities to take away the pain from people, giving them a reset on their lives, she needs to wash away the paid, which will cause her immense pain and forcing her to want to stay away from people. She tries to help people most in need, which will see her meet Mason who could help her balance the pain. Mason is a social awkward young man that is living in his own pain of what he has caused, he always wants to help people in need, showing a purely kind hearted person in a world filled with pain. He finds himself having a unique connection to Harmony, one that will see him coming out of his comfort zone, willing to risk everything for a stranger he feels like he always knew. Jimmy is the leader of the punks that is always looking to get into trouble, leading him to target Harmony. We get to meet people who know the importance of what Harmony and Mason can bring to the world, as well as the people that could cause more problems to it.

PerformancesJessica Falkholt is great in the leading role of this film, which could have been the start of what could have been a wonderful career, before it was tragically taken away from us. Jerome Meyer brings us such a pure performance which will show all the good in his character, with Eamon Farren brings the darker side to what these powers could bring.

StoryThe story here follows a young woman with incredible abilities to take away the pain from people, bringing them peace to continue their lives, while he ends up meeting a social awkward young man that has a unique connection to her. This is the start of something that was always meant to be bigger, we learn the balance of the world through here, where we learn about the bigger connection within the universe. It is a very interest concept and it is one you would like to dive into the bigger picture, which sadly, it doesn’t look like we ever will get.

Fantasy/RomanceThe fantasy side of this film does come from the idea behind the character’s abilities, while the romance shows how everything could change for the characters.

SettingsThe film uses the big city setting to show us just how people could have secrets you never know about round every corner.

Scene of the Movie – Mason’s driving breakdown.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – The punks feel too generic.

Final Thoughts Harmony is an ambitious movie we could easily see more from, with the interesting world created.

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