May 25, 2014

Go for Sisters (2013)

Go for Sisters (2013) - Movie Review
Directed by: John Sayles
Country: USA

Movie Review: American independent film director and screenwriter, John Sayles, noted by works such as “Matewan” and “Lone Star”, and other minor deeds like “Casa de los Baby”, returns with “Go For Sisters”, a drama-thriller combination that features LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross and Edward James Olmos in the main roles. Bernice (Hamilton) and Fontayne (Ross) were close childhood friends who cut ties some years ago, coming across again in a totally different circumstance that finds them in opposite sides in life. Fontayne is a former drug addict recently coming out of prison, while Bernice is her parole officer. A strong bond will be established again, when Bernice asks for Fontayne’s help in order to find her missing son, near the Mexican border. Detective Suarez (Olmos), a retired SDPD cop with good connections and an expert in finding people will join them in a risky adventure to the ruthless world of illegal immigration. Along the two hours of Sayles’ methodic filmmaking, we can note Mason Daring’s non-intrusive original score, and an aptitude to naturally extract some mystery from the characters and dialogues, rather than thrill us with the dangerous situations depicted. In terms of mood, “Go for Sisters” reminded me Jim Jarmusch’s “The Limits of Control”, getting me curious about how the story will evolve. Another positive factor was the realness of its three main characters, which in any moment gave the sensation of being fabricated. Solid enough for a good watching!

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