Kodachrome Reviewed By Cam Eagle


The Premise
Matt (Jason Sudeikis), a struggling music manager finds his world turned upside down when his estranged father's nurse shows up unexpectedly in his office.  Matt's father (Ed Harris), a famed bad-boy photojournalist’s dying wish is for Matt to join him on a road trip from New York to Kansas to process some films during the final days of the admired photo development system known as Kodachrome.

The Review
When Ben (Harris), a famous photographer facing terminal cancer makes contact with his estranged son (Sudeikis) to hit the road they learn that life is about the journey, not the destination.  Taking some films to Kodak's last Kodachrome photo lab before it closes its doors for good, they attempt to capture moments before they are gone forever.  Relationships develop at a steady pace as they encounter family and some interesting characters.

Inspired by a true event, this is a story well told with good prespectives, decent messages and convincing performances all round. There are also nice moments when Ben contemplates why photographers take photos.

The Verdict
Kodachrome is a realistic slice of life that I really enjoyed and I can imagine there to be wide appeal for this journey that is full of good moments.

The Trailer

The Info
Releases: 31st May 2018
Rating: M – Contains offensive language and sexual references
Duration: 105 minutes 
Genre:  Comedy
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris, Elizabeth Olsen, Gethin Anthony, Dennis Haysbert, Bruce Greenwood, Wendy Crewson, Ali Mukaddam
Director: Mark Raso (Copenhagen)

The Extras
The film is based on A.G. Sulzberger's 2010 New York Times article "For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas"

The film was shot on Kodak 35mm film.