Stillwater (2021)

Directed by Tom McCarthy

Starring Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille Cottin

My second time back to a movie theater after Black Widow. I wanted to see this one once I saw the trailer.

The movie is about Bill Baker, he is a widower and a father to a daughter named Allison. When the film starts we quickly see that Allison is in a France prison and he goes to France and with information his daughter gives him, he tries to prove her innocence. With the help of Virginie who she meets in the hotel.

This movie was not at all what I expected and I don’t say it as a negative thing. I don’t want to give anything away, but what I meant was that I expected more suspense and more intense situations like those typical in movies where innocence of a character is trying to be proved. But it was great that instead of a lot of cliches we get a story about a man trying to do his best for his daughter and the new people he meets. It is an interesting film based only on the interest of seeing what happens to the characters, it is a slow movie at one point, but for me, that does not mean bad every time, it depends on what you like. I thought it was a good movie and worth watching.

The main thing working in the movie is the actor’s performances. Matt Damon gives one of his best performances in my opinion. I think he kept it real in his performance. He kept me interested in the film and what would the character do. Abigail who I remember so fondly from Little miss sunshine, shines in the movie. Also, Lilou who played Maya, was sweet and worked well with Matt.

I can give it a good review because while it was not perfect, it was still a good film with a good enough story and I liked the characters.

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