//Revelation Film Festival Review//
If you've ever gone camping you'll know the feeling of tranquillity and stillness that comes with sitting nestled amongst the trees away from the noise. For war veteran Will (Ben Forster), who suffers from PTSD, leaving the noise behind is a necessity not a respite. Living with his daughter, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie), in an urban park in Portland, Oregon, their lives are uprooted when social services mandate their return to society.
The most surprising thing about Leave No Trace is how it reveals itself to be an unlikely coming of age story. While Will believes living off the grid is in the best interest of his daughter, the change in circumstances complicates Tom's feelings. Her transformation from being her father's daughter to someone able to make her own decisions leads to some heart-wrenching scenes where she stands up to Will as an equal. Like Jennifer Lawrence before her, Granik has made another find in Thomasin McKenzie, who is certainly one to watch.
Leave No Trace (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
Leave No Trace (2018)
Leave No Trace is a movie starring Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, and Jeffery Rifflard. A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails...
IMDB: 7.79 Likes
- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 922.76M
- Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 108
- IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 39 / 341
The Synopsis for Leave No Trace (2018) 720p
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.
The Director and Players for Leave No Trace (2018) 720p
The Reviews for Leave No Trace (2018) 720p
Leave No Trace leaves a markReviewed byDJKwaVote: 8/10
//Revelation Film Festival Review//
Shocked at all the great reviews and high score. This film was just plain stale and boring with no background story nor introduction, climax or resolution.
The only decent acting was by Thomasin McKenzie. I'm a fan of Ben Foster but he did not shine in this film. He was unconvincing as a loving father and the bond was just not there as it was coming from his daughter. Perhaps that's how his character was written, and if so, that's a huge writing flaw.
The directing was ok but flawed with the overly dragged out scenes. The writing however was terrible. Perhaps it was the sleepy pace and way too long run time of 109 minutes for such a boring pointless story. This film would have been better off as a short. The editing failed as well, as this film needed either major cutting or more back story - if it was edited out of course. If not, then the writing was worse than I thought.
I get that he had PTSD but the story could have been told much better and in a shorter time such as one of my favs, Man Down with Shia LaBeouf.
A generous 4/10 from me.
I really liked the style of this movie. Nothing is ever explained, and little is even said, but the plot is sort of inferred from peoples actions. The atmosphere is also perfect, very vivid in it's capture of different environments.
Now here's why I didn't like it very much. This is going to be kind of a spoiler, so stop reading here if you haven't seen it.
So, the *storytelling* is great, but I found the actual story to be unrealistic. Every time the characters encounter the outside world, even the grittier parts of it, they find it to be warm and welcoming. I think the writers did this so as not to distract from the real reason the father went off-grid; but it just comes off as totally contrived. Like it's one thing to have some unusual characters, but its just everybody. Nobody behaves in a realistic way; everyone's just ..too nice.
My second problem is with the girl. Supposedly she's been raised in the woods for a long time, with just her dad and a couple of damp textbooks; but inexplicably whenever she finds herself in a social situation, shes perfectly well adjusted and shows no difficulty. It's a feel good moment when the girl meets a boy or an old woman, and just instantly makes a connection with them and has a nice conversation; but really?? Being in the woods for years had no effect on her?? It just doesn't make any sense.
Basically they portray this totally intense situation; but inexplicably it doesn't seem to have any psychological effect on the characters. This made it very hard to *believe* anything that happened.