Hannah Free 2010 Lesbian Film Review Movie Review LOVE IT
If you are in for a tear jerker you are going to LOVE this movie. It will have you empathizing, laughing, crying and wanting to sit down with her, grab a cup of Joe and hear all about the stories from the past.
Synopsis – Hannah and Rachel grew up as little girls in the same small Midwest town, where traditional gender expectations eventually challenge their deep love for one another. Hannah becomes an adventurous, unapologetic lesbian and Rachel a strong but quiet homemaker. Weaving back and forth between past and present, the film reveals how the women maintained their love affair despite a marriage, a world war, infidelities, and family denial.
Hannah Free is a feature-length motion picture shot in HD for distribution in worldwide theatrical and ancillary markets.
IF YOU DON’T WANT A SPOILER DON’T READ BELOW
Set the Stage – Hannah is a woman, who has found herself in a nursing home. I don’t want to give too much away. But her partner for 40+ years is in the same home only down the hall. Her partner’s family will not allow Hanna to see her partner.
This story was well timed from beginning to end. You find yourself wanting to know more about each character. You are brought threw a journey with this lesbian couple as they grow up together find themselves with one another, and struggle through the wonder lust and the desire to hold on to a love that is so real.
Break my heart, and finding hope within a seemingly hopeless plight. Hannah finds help in a young woman who seems to just be in the home to visit old folks. But threw the movie a twist unveils itself and only adds to an already compelling story.
THE END – is one that you will not soon forget. It is timeless and this is where all of the tears are going to flow, with a mixture of tears and a surprising joy.
The Characters – are well casted and you believe every minute, movies are something that I watch to take myself into a situation and in order for me to LOVE it I have to believe it. The parts are so well performed that you find yourself lost for the duration of the movie. When the lights came on I didn’t want the movie to end.
The Film Quality – If you have read any of my other reviews you will find that one of my biggest pet peeves about a movie is when the film quality takes away from a film. This film is well made and seamlessly edited so if you are into crappy film quality movies, do not look here.
In closing – If you get a chance to catch this film at many of its film festival obligations this 2009 / 2010 season, you should be the first in line. If you read this review after it has excited Film Festivals then rent it buy it, you are going to love it. (But make sure you have some tissue handy you are going to need it)