Other People’s Children: Sarasota Film Festival

Other People’s Children, written and directed by Rebecca Zlotowski is the second film I saw this week that starts out wobbly like a fresh born calf, but then finally gets in the groove enough to earn a favorable review. The first third of the film was akin to constant Ra-Ra Instagram posts, a look at my successes and this cool love affair.

As noted the film finally gets to some conflict which combined with believable writing and performances made it a worthwhile watch. Virginie Efira is the woman whose biological clock is about to sound its last alarm and Roschidy Zem is a true man in his pursuit of a compatible company. Exes and kids don’t make great lubricant for a long lasting relationship though and while some of the actions were predictable, and the endings multiple, overall, the film won me over. Message being a la The Rolling Stones, ‘you can’t always get what you want, but you just might find, you get what you need’. I can relate.

By Goldie

Aspiring writer who has retired from the institution of education. I've written plays, three of which have been performed both in Rochester NY and here in Sarasota FL. I also write stand up and obviously, film critique. My comment section does not work, so please email me your comments at irun2eatpizza@hotmail.com

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