Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mississippi Grind (2015)

Much like the film's protagonists, I thought I knew where this was heading. While they had visions of wealth and happiness, I foresaw only misery. In the end we were all pleasantly surprised. From moment to to moment the conclusion vascilates wildly between triumph and tragedy. If it ends at one moment it is a story of the American Dream realized. If it ends at a different moment it's a story about that inner hole that can never be filled. So, where does it end? Which moment does it end on? That depends on you. It's a cinematic Rorschach. Is the glass half-empty or half-full? You have to know how to read the tells. And even if you're great at it, you could always be wrong.

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