Endings, Beginnings Reviewed by Maxene London
Starring Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan and Sebastian Stan, ENDINGS, BEGINNINGS is the story of a 30-something woman navigating through love and heartbreak over the course of one year. During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.
The story begins with Daphne, a newly single 30-something woman, who makes the decision to have a 6-month period of no booze, no drama, and no men.
She soon finds herself in a love triangle between two best friends. And after repeatedly telling them that she doesn’t want to be a wedge in their relationship, goes back on her word and sleeps with them both anyway.
It’s the story of a woman with little-to-no self-control, questionable morals, and makes some pretty bad life-altering decisions.
Not only did I find this storyline cringe-worthy, but the ‘artistic’ cinematography was not my cup of tea.
Now, I’m no film-making expert – but it appears that the cinematographer broke some pretty basic rules. I get that they were trying to be ‘artistic’, but for me – it didn’t hit the mark.
From shoddy cinematography, to an unconventional storyline – this was a bit of a miss.
Releases: Out Now
Rating: R16 – Contains Sex scenes, offensive language & content that may disturb
Duration: 110 minutes
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Sebastian Stan, Jamie Dornan, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kyra Sedgwick, Lindsay Sloane
Director: Drake Doremus ('Equals', 'Like Crazy', 'Breathe In')