ALOFT

ALOFT 1

Jennifer Connelly and Melanie Laurent in the same movie? Be still, my heart.

“Aloft” is a film that wants you to know it is sad. Set in such stark snowy landscapes and smacked with the sullen nature of a Bergman knock-off, it exists to depress you. Can you handle repeat shots of Cillian Murphy with a falcon? Can you buy the age relationship with Connelly? Does any of this matter to you?

Given the cast, I was willing to follow this film quite a way. Unfortunately, nothing really added up over the 97 minutes that the film drags. The film is beautifully shot and everyone acts their ass off. It’s just that it’s so dreary and nothing happens. The miracle healing feels like it takes way too long to pay off and the familial stuff can’t hold one’s focus. Plus, Oona Chaplin just kind of drifts in and out of this movie as needed.

The Blu-Ray comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is impressive for an indie drama. The 1080p transfer is remarkable with zero signs of digital noise. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is strong in the front channels, but rarely gives the back channels a push. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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