Five Nights in Maine

Five Nights in Maine


Five Nights in Maine.  Rating:  3 (out of 5).  A young man who tragically lost his wife, travels to rural Maine to find answers from his cancer-stricken, estranged mother-in-law, who is also grieving the loss of her daughter. “Five Nights in Maine” will premiere on VOD on Friday, August 5.  The Hollywood Reporter says, “This lugubrious indie drama is affecting in parts but never gels into a satisfying whole.”

Starring: Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez, Teyonah Parris
Director: Maris Curran
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama



Variety finds, “Attempting to naturalistically capture the hugely internal process of mourning, but rarely managing to offer much of an opening into that process, Curran’s tasteful, challenging yet ultimately inscrutable debut feature never quite lives up to the caliber of her fine cast.”

The Hollywood Reporter thinks, “This lugubrious indie drama is affecting in parts but never gels into a satisfying whole.”

According to Movie Nation, “Five Nights gives us only about two nights worth of movie, and far less to chew on than the stingy-with-story director would have us believe.”

Screen International says, “Rather than being insightful or candid, Five Nights mostly feels inconsequential — an intriguing, uneven narrative experiment more than a fully satisfying story.”

Cinema Axis thinks, “Intimate, moving, and honest, Five Nights in Maine is a film that is not afraid to dig deep into the pool of emotions that make makes life both rich and complex.”

Reel Film Reviews gives the film 2.5 out of 4 stars, and further notes, “Though extremely well acted, Five nights in Maine suffers from an uneventful and thoroughly subdued feel that does, particularly as time progresses, render its positive attributes moot.”

Film Book finds, “While it can’t be said that Five Nights in Maine is a wholly bad film, it can easily be called the one thing that might be even worse than a bad film: a boring one.” observes, ““Five Nights in Maine” is the sort of movie that impresses a bit more in retrospect, especially since Curran often avoids catharsis and climax, which means it can seem like a less engrossing film than one with shocking revelations and confrontations on tap. On the scale where the filmmakers close to work, on the other hand, it does well, giving a good cast the chance to do good work.”

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