"Everlasting" Movie Review
When you see dozens of movies a week like I do, it becomes difficult over time to see the difference among them all. Every now and then, though, there's that one film that stands apart and rises above all the others. That film, for me, is Everlasting.
Everlasting tells the story of a love slipping away, of a loss that has cut so deep that no amount of time will ever heal the wound, and a journey of discovery that is truly shocking. The story follows Matt Ortega, played by Adam David, who is recovering from the loss of his girlfriend Jessie, played by Valentina de Angelis. Matt decides to find out what happened to Jessie and in the process let the world know who she really was so that she won't be just another death to the public's eye.
The film is mostly shot in documentary-style work, which makes the film feel more real. As I was watching it, there were times when I thought this actually was a documentary. That's just how well-made it is. Writer and director Anthony Stabley was able to establish a connection with his audience that most filmmakers are unable to accomplish. Mr. Stabley made you hurt along with the characters, made you smile when they smiled, and made you cry when the revelation of what happened to Jessie comes to light. I certainly look forward to seeing more of his work, along with the cast members who so eloquently gave their all in each of their roles.
What gave the film, for lack of a better term, its "icing on the cake" was how true the film was to life. What happened to Jessie happens to hundreds, if not thousands, of women all over the world every year. Most of the time, the public isn't told or maybe they just choose not to listen. Everlasting is a film that the world needs to see so that everyone's eyes will be opened and something can be done to prevent these brutal crimes from happening.
In conclusion, I can't praise this film enough. It's riveting, shocking, heartbreaking, and leaves the viewer breathless. See this film, feel this film, and promote this film. I give it a perfect 4 out of 4.
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