Little Fish, Jack O’Connell and Olivia Cooke’s sci-fi/romance about a memory loss virus that threatens to erase the history of a couple’s love and courtship is more cleverly-executed than expected.
It’s important to note that director Chad Hartigan’s Little Fish is a story that focuses more on the couple’s relationship rather than the science of the virus. Little Fish is a beautiful yet heartbreaking love story. One that for me, proved quite watchable in the most part because both leads are great performers. And the portrayal of life with memory loss is captured well. It’s just unfortunate for me that my favourite moments do not happen until close to the end.
I did believe the relationship between O’Connell and Cooke’s characters, However, I didn’t find myself as absorbed with it all; likely in part, on account of the story edit or general editing style. Additionally, the timing of the release of Little Fish may not help everyone’s enjoyment of it. Particularly since it may feel more than a little too real, pandemic-wise for some.
When forced to weigh Little Fish against other movies that spend at least 90% of the time looking closely at a central romantic relationship, I wouldn’t say that Hartigan’s film is my favourite. I’m afraid that ‘coveted title’ belongs to Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones’s Like, Crazy (2011).
Overall, I say give Little Fish a chance if you’re curious. After all, a fair number seem to enjoy it. And there truly is a clever moment or two near the end. Just be sure to pay attention.
New sci-fi/romance Little Fish stars Jack O’Connell and Olivia Cooke; a couple fighting to hold their relationship together as a memory loss virus spreads and threatens to erase the history of their love and courtship.
Little Fish is directed by Chad Hartigan; with additional key cast including Soko, Raúl Castillo and David Lennon.
I’m very interested because of the compelling predicament and as a fan of O’Connell. Also, I need to know if they’ll get a vaccine in time and how the virus chooses its victims.
Mackenzie Cardwell, Ross Wirtanen, Heather Decksheimer, Natalie Farrow, Ronald Robinson, Wyatt Cameron, Morgana Wyllie, Monique Phillips, Paul Almeida and Toby Hargrave also star.
Written and directed by Dan Fogelman, Life Itself is a movie about people from New York to Spain whose lives intersect over the course of different generations…
Annette Bening, Oscar Isaac, Antonio Banderas and Olivia Wilde star…
If you were thinking ‘wait a minutes. that synopsis sounds kind of familiar’, you’d be right, for director Fogelman is the creator of This Is Us, a hit TV show about the lives of the members of one family captured over the course of different generations.
I like This Is Us. It pretty much makes me cry at least once every episode. That’s because what’s captured very well in the writing is so true. One might also argue that I’m easily moved. I expect the same thing will likely happen with Life Itself – but of course, a different story with new characters.
Olivia Cooke, Samuel L. Jackson and Laia Costa also star.
Starring Anton Yelchin, Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy, Thoroughbreds is the Cory Finley written / directed thriller about two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut. The girls rekindle their unlikely friendship after years apart, so they can hatch a plan to solve both their problems-no matter the cost…
The plot for this movie reminds me a small amount of Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring (2013), a movie I did not like so much. However, something tells me hat this will be better.
I’ll be watching because this trailer has promise and because I believe this to be the final movie starring the talented but unfortunately late Anton Yelchin.