Based on the novel by John Searles, Strange But True, a story about a young woman who surprises the family of her deceased boyfriend by telling them she’s pregnant with his child is a good, suspenseful thriller I’m glad to have seen.
Besides the notable performances by all involved, including Nick Robinson, Greg Kinnear, Margaret Qualley and Amy Ryan; director Rowan Athale’s movie features a central mystery that builds up in a satisfying way. A mystery that had me feeling all kinds of emotions at once. Especially as I began to notice that nearly everyone isn’t quite who you first think them to be.
The way the film opens and closes with a short reflective voice over reminded me of one of my favourite TV show, Grey’s Anatomy. I feel that Grey’s definitely does a better job with the voice overs overall. Still, I found Athale’s film to be mostly good and well put together. It’s dark, suspenseful and worth the time I dedicated.
It was also interesting to see the different ways the key protagonists dealt with grief. As the film showed me, grief can make some people near impossible to be around. Yet with great understanding, anything is possible.
Watch it because it’s good.
Happy Film Loving