Boasting complex, sharply drawn characters and top-notch performances...masterfully depicts intimacies gone awry.
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After James (Dan Stevens), a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements—a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car—leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Akerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness. Fluk paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James; the vibrant backgrounds and the sun-drenched rooms are captivating in their beauty. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a tale of desire, perception, and what it really means to be blind.
Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman, Oliver Platt, Kerry Bishé
Graham Fuller, Screen Daily
Watching The Ticket, it’s hard not to think of the Talking Heads hit Once In A Lifetime. Halfway through the film, the protagonist James Harvey (Dan Stevens) finds himself with the equivalent of “a large automobile…in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife” – actually a swish pad and a hot live-in ...
Monica Film Center 4.07.17 - 4.13.17