Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Tuesday: Neglected Movie-BLUE JAY
Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass play high school sweethearts who meet up when she's come back to their small California hometown to help her sister and he's come back to bury his mother. The movie is in black and white--I don't know why--because I think color would have served it better.
The movie was written by Duplass and he plays the same sad, insecure character he did on his two-year show on Showtime, TOGETHERNESS. Sarah Paulson is more joyful, seemingly having a good life, but eventually it's clear her effervescence is put on. It's a sad little movie but the acting is good and the dialog rings true. You believe they were a couple twenty years ago and are sad it went wrong. It is a very quiet film.
Question: Is black and white always a viable option in a movie or should it be reserved for films where is makes sense?
Here is what the director (Alex Lehmann) said about making the film in black and white.