Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Intimate, occasionally dark portrait of grief and isolation.

PG-13 2021 89 minutes

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Land –With All Its Challenges

One of the more thoughtful films to grace the screen in 2021 ‘Land’ features a standout turn from Robin Wright as both performer and director. She’s given admirable support from Mexican-born co-star, Demian Bichir - with the rugged Wyoming locations lovingly captured by cinematographer Bobby Bukowski. This is one for those who are not attempting to hide from reality but want to steep themselves in the everyday truths of life and in this case, life in the land at its wildest. No superficial love story here but a survival learning curve (suicidal even) chosen by a city woman to overcome a great loss and the unexpected alliances that develop on her journey. Lovers of serious personal introspection will easily tune into this curiosity but it might not suit comic book action fans. Music is also well used, adding another dimension to the settings. An afterthought: Without the Animals of the forests, survival is never guaranteed; it would have been powerful if the script included some appreciation towards these marvelous creatures for the sacrifice of their lives. Note: If not yet having seen this movie but intending to do so, skip the following last line to avoid a possible spoiler: This woman lost her family to the mindless actions of a random shooter, so her use of the gun for hunting would have had profound implications.

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