An accomplished physicist (Rufus Sewell) disappears
business trip in 2000. In 2013, his son Erol (Haley Joel Osmet) becomes
obsessed with finding his father (after he is convinced by his grandfather
(Victor Garber)) and restoring the timeline to the place where it would have
went if his father hadn’t disappeared. If his father had time traveled, it sent
ripples that caused an alternate timeline where Erol’s mother Marika (Gillian
Anderson) is depressed (and tried to commit suicide more than once). I’LL
FOLLOW YOU explores the concepts of
time travel, time lines, love, and starting over (should one go back even it
means they might not fall in love with their girlfriend and are timelines self
correcting). The movie has some great
build up as it discusses what effects time travels may have on the ones we
leave behind and whether we should go back to fix the past as the result of
time travel to save one’s live. My only
disappointment is I wish the climax was longer and Erol’s father’s quest was
further realized than what it was in the film which makes the film end with a
little bit of a whimper despite the emotional impact the film has. Should
one have to choose between career and
a family? Can’t one do both?
I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN brings many reasons against
it and for it where it should have it unanswered instead of leaning too much in
the negative direction in the end.
Behind the scenes featurette on the music of
I’LL FOLLOW YOU
DOWN as you get to see the recording of the score along with writer/ director
Richie Mehta talk about the score and themes within the music.
Three deleted scenes (Marika Painting Scene,
Mrs. Moore, and
Grace Dinner) cut for pacing reasons along with the theatrical trailer and
previews for VERY GOOD GIRLS, KID CANNABIS, and MCCANICK.
FINAL ANALYSIS: I’LL
FOLLOW YOU DOWN has some intriguing ideas and discussions, but I feel the
ending feels a little rush with all of the good build up.
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