Wish You Were Here

Posted January 20, 2012 in
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Still of Kieran Darcy-Smith and Joel Edgerton in Wish You Were Here

While on holiday in Cambodia, two couples, Dave and Alice Flannery (Joel Edgerton and Felicity Price) and Steph McKinney and Jeremy King (Teresa Palmer and Antony Starr), partake in all the traditional tourist attractions the impoverished country has to offer, but after attending an underground dance party, Jeremy unexpectedly disappears and a dark secret is buried within the circle of friends. What starts out like a third chapter in "The Hangover" franchise quickly morphs into a simple and dismal story of betrayal that drags its feet through the first two acts, only to conclude on an intriguing high note. However, the compelling conclusion only leaves an irritating aftertaste, since the journey certainly isn’t worth the pay off. Director Kieran Darcy-Smith neglects her characters’ foundations and significance to such a degree that viewers have little to invest in. In turn, everyone’s wavering fates are insignificant and disposable. In the same fashion of the story, Edgerton and Price float through the film without devoting too much into their characters, but once the finale comes into play, they immediately switch gears and display their true acting abilities.

 

Screenings:

Date: 1/202012  Time: 6:00 pm  Venue: Tower Theatre

Date: 1/21/2012 Time: 6:30 pm Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theatre

Date: 1/25/2012 Time: 5:30 pm Venue: Library Center Theatre

Date: 1/27/2012 Time: 4:30 pm Venue: Redstone Cinema 7

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Still of Kieran Darcy-Smith and Joel Edgerton in Wish You Were Here Still of Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, Antony Starr and Teresa Palmer in Wish You Were Here Still of Joel Edgerton in Wish You Were Here Still of Felicity Price and Teresa Palmer in Wish You Were Here Still of Kieran Darcy-Smith in Wish You Were Here