Nobody Walks: Blu-ray Review










The Movie:

Martine (Olivia Thirlby) is a film maker from New York looking to finish an artistic short for a gallery opening. A friend recommends her friend Julie’s (Rosemarie DeWitt) husband named Peter (John Krasinski), in Los Angeles who is a sound engineer to help her. The family in L.A opens their home to her and allows her to come and stay while she finishes her film. The families’ two kids take a liking to Martine right away and they welcome her with open arms. Almost immediately a crush starts to develop between Martine and Peter. Soon enough work isn’t the only thing that’s going on within the home. Eventually they have to confront their feeling and the consequences of their extracurricular activities that turn everything upside down.

From the words of Marty McFly “Whoa, this is heavy.”. Pretty much right away when I saw Peter and Martine look at each other I thought to myself “Crap, this isn’t going to end well.” yet even with the somewhat predictability of the story it still had me glued to the screen. Mainly in disbelief about how far they took their affair, how quickly it happened and the blatant disregard of his family that was living under the same roof. Don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t a bad movie. It was fantastically directed. Ry Russo-Young created scenes with so much tension between characters without there being much dialogue at times. Thirlby and Krasinski’s performances were pretty great and their on-screen chemistry was undeniable. I applaud DeWitt and what she brought to the film. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to get into that frame of mind day in and day out while filming. It had to be somewhat mentally exhausting. This was a pretty good movie. The subject matter of the film which I’m positive isn’t uncommon in this day and age, gave it the realism it needed to really to tell an audience that “Sometimes things aren’t always puppy dogs and candy canes.” and for the most part you feel like the people involved are still trying to find themselves. I completely recommend this movie but be prepared to be shaking your head at Krasinski’s character.

Special Features:

Deleted Scene -A small scene with Peter and Julie’s daughter and son in a convertible with her friends. Sometimes it’s a good thing that there’s a lack of deleted scenes. It shows that the director accomplished their vision and included everything they wanted to.

Scorpio (Martine’s Short Film) – The short that Martine was working on while she stayed in Peter’s home. It’s VERY artistic and has a lot of interesting imagery. I liked this short A LOT!

Interview with Director Ry Russo-Young – Russo-Young gives some insight on the film and a bit about the meaning of the title.

Interview with Olivia Thirlby –  She talks a bit about her character and what makes Martine who she is.

AXS TV: A Look At Nobody Walks – A brief promo about the film including cast and crew interview snippets.

Nobody Walks is available NOW on Blu-ray/DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment


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