In Your Eyes: DVD Review











The Movie:

Rebecca (Zoe Kazan), a lonely housewife in New Hampshire, discovers that she shares a mysterious and mystifying connection with Dylan (Michael Stahl-David), a struggling ex-con eking out an existence in New Mexico.  These two lost and disparate characters have an extraordinary link: they can see through one another’s eyes and experience sensations felt by the other.  They are strangers, yet they develop a unique, unparalleled intimacy by being in each other’s heads and so begin a long-distance relationship unlike any other.

It’s no secret that I am the biggest Joss Whedon fan and everything that he does I HAVE to watch. When I read the premise to this story it was so weird and unlike anything I’ve seen but in the greatest way possible. Usually Whedon tends to write a lot of banter between a number of characters but the majority of the dialogue is between only two characters which is a change from what may have been seen before but it works wonderfully. There’s less Whedonesque moments and more moments of just two strangers trying to get to know each other within a weird circumstance which I really liked a lot. It showed signs of his writing style yet I feel like it’s a matured version. I can only speculate that it’s because of his experience in bigger films that has given him a different take on things. I was expecting this film to be very paranormal or sci-fi oriented but in fact it was fairly grounded except for the telepathic part. Yes, I know that’s kind of a big story element but if you push that aside it plays out like a straight romance film. Kazan and Stahl-David’s chemistry together was amazing and the crazy part was that they we’re basically talking to themselves for the majority of the film and didn’t actually interact until the last few minutes. That in itself speaks volumes about the film and the way that it was put together. This is a really great a unique film that I want everyone to see because in it’s crazy premise it truly is so sweet. 9/10

In Your Eyes is available NOW on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment


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