This tedious and sophomoric examination of death stars Henry Hopper (son of Dennis) as a youth who’s troubled by the death of his parents, Mia Wasikowska who’s facing death from cancer and the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot. Did I saw this was about death? They mope and make moon eyes at each other…endlessly. He’s prettier and more sensitive than her. The musical selection is heavy-handed, their wardrobe styling is over-the-top, the look is flat, low-budget video and the pacing is deadly…there’s that word again! Self-absorbed, pretentious and predictable.
GAY ANGLE: Out director Gus Van Sant cast new pretty boy Hopper in his first major role, but neglected to inject any gay characters in the film.
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.