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Plot: Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although Uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the ... Runtime: 104 mins Release Date: 10 Sep 2015
Beautiful in it's poignant quietude and breathtaking journey through Alaska (by kellybachman336)
When I first saw the trailer and guessed what this film might be about, I was very nervous. I was nervous that such an important story might not be handled well, especially by a male director. The few films that I have seen depict rape/molestation have presented it in a way that didn't feel real to me. Others had been too theatrical, too overdone, and too violent.After seeing Wildlike, I knew that writer/director Frank Hall Green had done his research on the subject matter. Real life abuse isn't always loud and violent as we often see it portrayed, but it can be quiet and fleeting as <more>
it slips into daily routines with terrifyingly familiar people. In real life the darkest moments of our lives often go unspoken, revealed only in glances or implied in what is left unsaid. Wildlike captures this flawlessly.Wildlike depicts the quietness of pain, but also the placid and beautiful journey to healing that can follow. It is refreshingly optimistic in that it does not linger on the suffering, but instead quickly allows you to escape on an adventure of recovery with the young protagonist. Vast and breathtaking landscapes of Alaska seem to set both the character and the audience free after a meaningfully unsettling first act. And while the scenes of sweeping landscapes captured effortlessly by Hillary Spera are incredible, it is not the purely the majesty of Alaska which defines this film's success. It is the vulnerable and compelling performances of Ella Purnell and Bruce Greenwood which drive the film, and Green's fluid approach to the human condition. Real life is beautiful in it's quietude and subtleties, and that is what Wildlike evokes so honestly.
Frank Hall Green Finds His Voice in WildLike (by In-Reviews)
I saw WildLike recently at a tiny nonprofit in Houston called 14 Pews. Once a church in its lower middle-class neighborhood and no larger than the surrounding wood-frame houses, 14 Pews screened WildLike on behalf of the indie film festival whose main venue was downtown. Frank Hall Green, the writer-director, was present for a post-screening discussion. The movie was the only WorldFest-Houston film I had chosen to see. Midway through the movie I felt the euphoria of discovery. In this intimate, quasi-sacred setting, and in the presence of the director himself, I was watching a really fine <more>
film!WildLike is about a 14-year-old girl named Mackenzie Ella Purnell , a teenage runaway, who flees the uncle with whom she has been living in Juneau, Alaska. Mackenzie wants to return home to her mother who lives in Seattle but lacks the resources to get there. She quickly discovers that wandering Juneau alone and attempting to manipulate others young men into rescuing her is a dismal, risky business. Quite by accident, however, Mackenzie runs into fortyish Rene Bartlett Bruce Greenwood in Juneau en route to Alaska's Denali National Park for a long planned solitary trek through the wilderness. Rene instinctively recoils from Mackenzie's annoying adolescent wiles and does everything to lose her. Seattle is also Rene's home. WildLike is the story of the relationship between Mackenzie and Rene.If you're looking for a feel-good story about the personal "journeys" of two people who learn wonderful life lessons through their fortuitous father-daughter encounter, WildLike isn't it. You'll fall for the film anyway, because writer-director Frank Hall Green's WildLike is a much grittier, subtler, more fascinating study. In steadfastly avoiding the Hollywood tropes, clichés and moralizing that could have spoiled WildLike, Green's focuses instead on the innumerable details of performance and story, on subtle gestures and body language that prove so revealing, in life as well as in movies. Green has let nothing false, unlikely or contrived creep into his movie, and that makes it a really wonderful experience for those of us who are allergic to such things. WildLike's characters are flawed and imperfect, its ending modest but suspenseful and deeply satisfying. Luckily, Greenwood and Purnell are the perfect talent for Green's approach. Greenwood's gift for conveying inner experience through the lines on his face is mesmerizing, and Purnell perfectly realizes Mackenzie's cool but desperate, hopelessly naive efforts at being a grownup.WildLike may not be exactly what audiences expect. It is a surprisingly fine film about an imperfect relationship between ordinary people that moves awkwardly toward a fortunate conclusion. It will appeal to anyone who loves to study the interplay of dissimilar personalities through cinema. And the scenes set in Denali are wonderful. You will not be disappointed. After the screening, Green described how he fine tuned every detail of WildLike's screenplay. Nothing happened by accident. I am certain Green has found his voice in this movie.
wildlike is a masterpiece - must see. (by mary-kins)
wildlike is directed by frank hall green. wildlike stars bruce greenwood and ella purnell. wildlike director of photography is hillary spera.wildlike is a beautiful movie wrapped in cinematographic splendor.it is perfection front to back. you will find flawless acting/directing.there are no drugs, in-your-face nonstop action, murder, special effects, violence, cgi...but simply the most important element, a relationship between two compelling characters and the kindness and compassion of a complete stranger. true movie-making/storytelling at its finest.
Outstanding debut! (by vanguardus)
Saw this at the Woodstock film festival - still thinking about this film. The entire team did an amazing job with difficult subject-matter. They captured the dynamics and emotional significance of the abusive situation while retaining a strong positive sense of life, elements that come from the script and direction - all by the same man. The acting by the entire cast is outstanding. I love the heroine and that is what she is and the performance had me always rooting for her! Very glad that the always excellent Bruce Greenwood was cast in a critical role because the credibility of his <more>
performance is essential to the credibility of the resolution. Also love that the film is serious without being dark or depressing. I hope many more audiences have a chance to see this film, including young people. As a former prosecutor for these cases I saw so much that could be talked about by young audiences and really want to see this film in wider distribution!
Haunting, yet remarkably hopeful - An important and enduring story (by nataliehmayes)
WildLike unfolds beautifully on screen - an authentic and thoughtful tale of recovery, relationships, healing and hope. Mackenzie Ella Purnell must leave Washington state and go live with her uncle Brian Geraghty when her troubled mother enters a treatment and counseling program. Although seemingly conflicted, his lingering, uncomfortable gazes eventually give way to inappropriate behavior, and Mackenzie decides to flee his custody and find her way home. However she quickly realizes that Juneau will be difficult to leave, fully bordered by either mountains or water. A chance encounter <more>
with the recently widowed backpacker, Rene Bartlett Bruce Greenwood , evolves into a method of escape, and Bart finds himself an unwitting partner in Mackenzie's plan to return to Seattle. Set amidst the majestic Alaskan wilderness - a place of boundless beauty, challenges and respite - their journey soon becomes more important than the destination. Free from distractions, Bart and Mackenzie small against this magnificent landscape , experience the power of redemption and restoration. When Bart realizes the gravity of Mackenzie's situation, his concern for her deepens, and he realizes that her salvation is dependent upon his reaction.This is a quiet, subtle film. In fact, there are times when the mountains seem to speak loudest. Indecencies against children are far too common, and they frequently happen in a "non-Hollywood" manner; often discreetly and calmly perpetrated by those closest to the victim. Attempts to navigate life and its relationships, after being victimized, are fraught with difficulties, leaving survivors confused and distrustful. Modern movies have become somewhat scarce on pure heroes. Even "good guys" are frequently so flawed that it's difficult to really root for them. The strength and tenacity shown by Purnell's character, along with the true unfettered goodness exuded by Greenwood, are welcome and refreshing.WildLike masterfully proves that sometimes the Last Frontier is actually the beginning of a new life.
I liked the film- thoughtful, visually engrossing, and deft in the complicated unraveling of the protagonist's story with a sensitivity that conveys a genuine understanding of humanity's harsher realities. Greenwood and Purnell delivered in what I'd have to call the redemption of all things good in humanity in an environment that doesn't nurture such things. Inspiring. Good storytelling here is the reason. Dealing with subject matter as potentially volatile and devastating as this can be without losing sight of the story is a very good summation of Frank Hall Green's skill <more>
as a filmmaker. I wouldn't be surprised if WILDLIKE became something of a benchmark film for a number of organizations who provide services and support for victims. This isn't a story of victimization however- it's the story of resilience and how even the simplest of gestures can result in profound hope and recovery. Highly recommend!
Just see it on a large screen if you can . (by fashinrashin)
Ella Purnell is actually Mary Pickford, she doesn't have to say a thing, she is that much of a natural. Can the English acting fraternity just stop sending one breakout ingénue after another already, its becoming embarrassing for the young American actors. Bruce Greenwood knocks it out of the park AGAIN. He just cant help himself, one award winning turn after another that doesn't get seen. Bravisimo to all on this film , a great job, it must have been a lot of fun to make this film on location !! The bear deserves woolly applause too, as does the majestic Alaskan seascapes and <more>
landscapes , I cannot recommend this indie enough.
I chose to watch this movie because of good reviews. The fundamental part of the story is a difficult subject. There are wide ranges of sexual abuses existing in our society. The percentage of crimes being reported is shamefully low. This movie is the testimony of it.In my view, the part how Bart played by Greenwood handled the situation after he found out the truth was crucial. It portrayed the deep concern of Bart's part about Mackenzie's well being humanly. He did not pass judgments on Mackenzie even she attempted to seduce him earlier. He somehow understood her behaviors. I <more>
would say this movie sieved the humanity through a series of unfortunate events. The director had keen eyes to present the positives through the negatives in life.Human beings are resilient and uplifting sometimes even in worst circumstances. This movie undoubtedly depicted that at least. The director left the untold ending behind which I would say is better than telling it all. If you like to have reflections after, this will be the one.
: 'Wildlike' explores the pain of loss and abuse and a journey to redemption which leads through the Alaskan wilderness. (by lsopicki)
Originally published on www.Blogcritics.org Wildlike, a film by writer/director Frank Hall Green, was shown during the eighteenth Dances With Films DWF indie-film festival in Hollywood, May 28 – June 7. Dances With Films promotes itself as relying on "innovation, talent, creativity, and sweat equity" rather than celebrity. All those good qualities are evident in Wildlike.The film has an intriguing story, great characters, and an interesting production history.The Story Wildlike stars newcomer Ella Purnell Maleficent, Never Let Me Go as Mackenzie, a 14 year old whose father <more>
has died. Her mother, played by Diane Farr NUMB3RS, Rescue Me , says she needs time to get her life in order and continue her therapy, so she sends Mackenzie from their home in Seattle to spend time with her uncle in Alaska. The uncle, portrayed by Brian Geraghty The Hurt Locker, Flight , turns out to be a sexual predator. Unable to contact her mother, Mackenzie decides to flee into what is to her the alien world of Alaska.Desperate and alone, she stalks and latches on to Rene Bartlett, a lone backpacker played by Bruce Greenwood I,Robot, Star Trek, Mad Men . Their relationship, challenged by the rugged nature of Alaska, bears, police, and ultimately the creepy uncle, moves them through a range of emotions and growth.The Characters Purnell's portrayal of Mackenzie is impressive. She begins as a barely tolerable teenager aren't they all , but we manage to feel sympathy for her because she does have real problems. She starts full of self-pity and low self-esteem. She is forced to grow as she must maneuver in a world without adult support.Greenwood's character, Rene, has his problems, too. He wants to be alone with the memories of his recently deceased wife, re-visiting the trails they walked upon. The last thing he wants is an obnoxious teenager following him around. His character also grows in response to the challenges.I was particularly impressed with the character of Rene. He is faced with challenges and temptations and behaves in an unexpected manner. He is something rarely seen in current films: a good, moral man.The Production I spoke with writer/director Frank Hall Green after the screening. This film, Green's debut as a director, not only tells the story of a long journey, its road to Dances With Films was a long journey as well.Green, a backpacker himself, had explored Alaska many years ago. He completed the first draft of Wildlike in 2010 and walked the route he envisioned for Mackenzie.During 2010-12, Green lined up the cast. He saw Ella Purnell in Never Let Me Go, and was impressed. Purnell, a native of England, auditioned with a perfect American accent and that sealed the deal.During pre-production, to find locations, Green and producer Joseph Stephens trekked along Mackenzie's path yet again. The production began in Anchorage. On the tenth day of filming the cast and crew formed a caravan and began a 3000 mile trip around Alaska. Making things more challenging, in order to capture the beauty of Alaska, they recorded the movie on 35mm film. Those cameras are heavy, but the crew carried them up and down mountains and glaciers.After the film was completed, the next part of the journey began.Wildlike has been invited to over 90 film festivals and has won 50 festival awards, including 21 Best Film and Audience Awards. According to Green, a distribution deal is near. To find out when Wildlike will go to theaters and VOD, sign up at the film's website.