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Parents' Guide to

Every Thing Will Be Fine

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Angst-filled drama is surprisingly dull and uninteresting.

Movie NR 2015 118 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

A clean movie with life lessons.

It has a good story with concequenses for your actions. A life lesson with a good story line. The only thing is it can drag.

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Wim Wenders' forgettable drama features a robotic lead performance by Franco, who looks as utterly bored by the material as the audience will be throughout this misguided, disappointing film. There's barely a scene when Tomas looks animated by anything -- grief, anger, love, resignation, happiness. We know what he's supposed to be feeling, but Franco just misses conveying it, either because the writing is off or because his performance is so wooden that he couldn't bother to properly emote -- something we all know he can actually do (when he wants to).

The trio of female supporting characters don't get off much better, because they don't have much to do. McAdams affects a strange, unidentifiable accent as Sara, Tomas' initial girlfriend. Gainsbourg once again plays a grieving mother who's hollowed out by her grief. And Croze's Ann knows something is going on with Tomas, but she's also thrilled to have a stepfather for Mina, her daughter. Unfortunately, Wenders doesn't manage to coax a single outstanding performance from a fine cast. Not only does this drama drag on at two minutes shy of two hours, but it doesn't have much to say, either.

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