Now that you've all wound down from your post-Valentine bliss and have begun to go back into your normal routine of picking little fights with your significant other, I'd like to bring your attention to a film that was brought to my attention that will make you realize how good you have it.
(photo courtesy of fansshare.com 2015)
The Ever After is a film about a marriage on the rocks with both the husband and wife dealing with some serious issues within and outside of their marriage. Ava ( Teresa Palmer), who was once an A-List actress, is now a stay-at-home mother who is dealing with not being in the spotlight while her husband Thomas (Mark Webber) is getting quite comfortable with the price of fame. So much so that he's not sure about keeping with the status quo of his current relationship. As things go from bad to worse, they realize that trying to battle their demons apart is not doing them any favors ultimately helping them realize that their relationship is worth a fight.
This is not Mark Webber's first rodeo when it comes to directing, but I think he does an amazing job with this film. I love the dialogue of this film the most as it's real. Teresa and Mark make the words their own which might have been made a little easier considering they wrote the screenplay as well.
The couple, who is married in real life, makes it all the more spectacular that they were able to pull this off without it becoming stale considering the way it has gone in the past with other Hollywood couples who have worked together. Their individual abilities shine through and the chemistry between them never drags. Another great thing is that they've released it straight to the consumer on VHX. At minimum, you pay $10, and you receive three versions of the film. It could be another way of getting your own content to the world without having the confines of a studio breathing down your neck.
The film makes you reflect on your own relationships and forces you to get out of the idea that it's all fairy tales and singing animals. It's along the lines of Blue Valentine in that it's something that goes on daily. There are people out there having it out constantly. Some are making up, some are breaking up, but whatever is happening, they continue living.
Overall, this film gets a hell yeah from me. The great dialogue, the grittiness, and the idea that it may not be happily ever after, but love is worth the scars.
Check out The Ever After starring Teresa Palmer, Mark Webber, Rosario Dawson, Phoebe Tonkin, Melissa Leo, Tahyna Tozz, and
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