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soulmates

2.8875
Average: 2.9 (4 votes)
The Opposites Attract Movie
Auckland > 06

This story of seances and romance was very sweet, even if the payoff was a little predictable. What really makes this is the cinematography! Something as simple as making a cup of instant coffee looks so gorgeous you'd think it was from an Edgar Wright movie. Clear talent in front of and behind the screen.

Beautifully shot with some nifty editing, this film definitely shows off a talented crew. You’ve got some great concepts and know how to execute them well on film, however I felt the structure of the film was a little too simple.

Simple storytelling is definitely what you want in 48Hours, but this film didn’t really go up and down, it sort of just rode down the middle in a straight, unwavering line. I hope what I’m trying to describe makes sense to you. Essentially I would’ve liked to have seen more of a character journey - we saw the result, but we didn’t really get to experience how she got there. The “peace treaty” scene was particularly abrupt and felt undeserved.

Huge creative potential though. Definitely hope to see more from this team in the future.

Scott Doar
4.06

This is a film that at first i thought was too predicable but i was one over at the end just by how well executed the final scene was. the middle of the film could have done with a bit more fleshing out to get the audience invested in wanting the two characters to be together. Great over all effort though.

Galen
3.01

This story needs more time than you had available to develop, the romance needs to build up gradually, all felt rather abrupt though it was visually appealing.