Moody Emotional Drama. Worth A Look
- Keillers Park review by CP Customer
This is a moody film told mainly in flashbacks which slowly pieces together, not only the murder of one of the main characters, but also the sexual coming out experiences of a successful civil engineer in a family run business. I was surprised to learn that it is also loosely based on true events. This is not a "feel good"/"coming out" movie but rather more complex issues with relationships as well as the underlying accusation of murder. It was a shame that the plot was not more complex or focused, or had more dynamic characters. This is one of those films where the acting is great, but basically the actors did not have much to work with. The ease at which Peter’s emotional journey takes place is a little unconvincing as he seems to take the abandonment of his fiancé and the rejection of his family in his stride. And Nassim’s eventual questioning of the relationship seems to come from nowhere. It is, however, refreshing to see issues, if somewhat dated now, affecting an older generation without drugs and excess clubbing. The acting is mostly good and the camera work deserves praise. Despite some flaws, Keillers Park is certainly worth watching.
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