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I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN

DVD Review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS: 93 minutes, music fetaurette, three deleted scenes, theatrical trailer, previews

VIDEO: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 DD

Subtitles: English

 

STUDIO: Well Go USA Entertainment/ Resolute Films and Entertainment/ Telefilm Canada/ The Movie Network/ Movie Central

RELEASE DATE: 8-5-2014

An accomplished physicist (Rufus Sewell) disappears on a business trip in 2000. In 2013, his son Erol (Haley Joel Osmet) becomes obsessed with finding his father (after he is convinced by his grandfather (Victor Garber)) and restoring the timeline to the place where it would have went if his father hadn’t disappeared. If his father had time traveled, it sent ripples that caused an alternate timeline where Erol’s mother Marika (Gillian Anderson) is depressed (and tried to commit suicide more than once).    I’LL FOLLOW YOU explores the concepts of time travel, time lines, love, and starting over (should one go back even it means they might not fall in love with their girlfriend and are timelines self correcting).   The movie has some great build up as it discusses what effects time travels may have on the ones we leave behind and whether we should go back to fix the past as the result of time travel to save one’s live.  My only disappointment is I wish the climax was longer and Erol’s father’s quest was further realized than what it was in the film which makes the film end with a little bit of a whimper despite the emotional impact the film has.   Should one have to choose between career and a family?  Can’t one do both?   I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN brings many reasons against it and for it where it should have it unanswered instead of leaning too much in the negative direction in the end.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Behind the scenes featurette on the music of I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN as you get to see the recording of the score along with writer/ director Richie Mehta talk about the score and themes within the music.

 

Three deleted scenes (Marika Painting Scene, Mrs. Moore, and Grace Dinner) cut for pacing reasons along with the theatrical trailer and previews for VERY GOOD GIRLS, KID CANNABIS, and MCCANICK.

 

FINAL ANALYSIS:  I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN has some intriguing ideas and discussions, but I feel the ending feels a little rush with all of the good build up.

 

This DVD review is 8-10-2014 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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