GOING AWAY REVIEWED
“Going Away” follows a young teacher as he acts like a drifter through France. One day, he befriends a local student whose dad has skipped town. Slowly finding himself drawn into the kid’s home life, the teacher strikes up a relationship with the mother. Where the film moves is heady social commentary fare, but it never has anything to say. How is that different than any other modern French film?
It’s not just America that make movies about poor kids with deadbeat parents. What I didn’t care for in this film was how the mother being a piece of garbage was portrayed as slightly glamorous. This poor kid gets passed around as currency between our leads and we’re supposed to care more about the adults? When did it become fashionable to entertain the lives of stupid young adults that keep crapping over modern existence?
If there was any justice, the movie would’ve ended with everyone dead. But, it’s modern French cinema. You can either pick spending two hours staring at your shoes or your navel.
- 1.85:1 standard definition transfer