Loveship (2013/MPI/IFC DVD)
C Sound: C Extras: D Film: B+
(Kristin Wiig in a dramatic turn) is a live in housekeeper, hired by
one Mr. McCauley (the ever-underrated Guy Pearce) to take care of him
and his daughter Sabitha, who lives apart from her father after the
death of her mother from an accident. But when Sabitha (Hailee
Steinfeld) plays a cruel prank on Johanna, she writes love letters
pretending to be her father, she never imagined Johanna would take it
seriously and ends up bring the two together.
is plain woman and serving others is her life (profession, but maybe
she is too trapped in her job). She is quiet, caring, hard working
and does all the house chores, a perfect home maker. She is tricked
by that mean spirited girl Sabitha into believing her father is
romantically interested in her, in hopes of breaking her heart and
her illusions. But in reality, Sabitha's father is a drug addict,
steals and is in heavy debt, and living in a rundown motel.
Sabitha's plans backfires when Johanna does the unthinkable and moves
in with her father (regardless of all his flaws) and begins to clean
him up (literally). Can Johanna's dream of family and a better life
really change all their futures?
film was like a modern Sarah Plain and Tall, a story about a
broken family with a father, daughter and grandfather who needs a
mother and wife to help take care of them. As the character Johanna
is a bit naive and was originally tricked, her hard work and devotion
soon changes the other characters to make them feel guilty and self
conscious enough to start changing themselves for the better.
anamorphically enhanced picture and lossy Dolby Digital sound are
just too soft, alone or in combination, so have patience if you see
this one. Extras include trailers.