Wake of Light
The Wake of Light
Mary (played by newcomer Rome Brooks) has spent her entire life caring for her widowed father (William Morton) following a stroke he suffered when she was a little girl. One day Mary meets Cole a young man (Matt Bush, from TVs "The Goldbergs") passing through her small town on a cross-country road trip, who falls for Mary and asks her join him on his journey. Now Mary must choose between her deep-felt responsibility to her father or a chance at love.
A quiet, contemplative drama of people lost in failed dreams, The Wake of Light lives up to some, if not all, of its ambitions. It’s a love story without a real romance, a faith-based drama where religion doesn’t seem to help, and look at caretaking that’s largely negative. And even though the film ...