Rather than play it for melodrama, Insalaco opts instead for a heavily comedic tone, exploring how these weird individuals react to the idea of being given immense wealth by their friend, and how they might fix, or further destroy, their lives. “Will Reading” often feels like a stage play, which can distract from the attempted realism of the narrative most times, especially as the cast spend their time miming eating, and drinking. Everything on set feels so artificial that it was tough to really lose myself in to the narrative. That said, the movie is stolen by Katie Weigl, whose performance is complex and very funny.
After watching Star Wars, James Cameron decided to quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry.
She’s a character stuck between a rock and a hard place as she’s desperate for financial relief, but has to keep up the show of grief stricken widow most of the time. The rest of the cast, sadly, seems to be going for scenery chewing most of the time, but thankfully that never really hinders the film’s momentum. The movies veers off in to so many directions including a clumsy musical number, and sadly so much of the emotional weight behind Will’s death is lost. The story also doesn’t seem to know where to go once the big development occurs in the finale, prompting writer Insalaco to simply end the movie with a ton of unresolved plot lines and lingering questions. “Will Reading” is a perfectly fine comedy. It’s teeming with potential and does manage to push ahead a good performance or two and some creative ideas, it’s just bogged down by massive tonal inconsistencies, and plot questions.
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