“I’ll Follow You Down” is a sci-fi fantasy film directed Richie Mehta. It opens in U.S. theaters on June 6, 2014. The cast members include: Haley Joel Osment (Erol), Gillian Anderson (Marika), Susanna Fournier (Grace) Rufus Sewell (Gabe), and Victor Garber. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “I’ll Follow You Down” synopsis and review.
“I’ll Follow You Down” Synopsis:
Erol’s father, Gabe, went missing after he went to Princeton, New Jersey for a business trip. Marika never fully recovered with what happened to Gabe. After 12 years, Erol found himself tangled with his father’s disappearance. His grandfather revealed to him that Gabe time traveled to 1946, in an attempt to talk to Albert Einstein. However, he was killed during the attack. Erol proposed that he travels back in time to reverse what had happened and save his father. Grace, his childhood sweetheart, hesitated to let him do it. She believed that any attempt to change what happened in the past might prevent their relationship from happening.
“I’ll Follow You Down” Review:
Frank Scheck of the Hollywood Reporter wrote in his review that the film was not able to deliver. Scheck also mentioned that it has a mild approach regarding to its mind-bending theme.
“This thematically ambitious sci-fi thriller doesn’t live up to its intriguing premise,” said Scheck in the Hollywood Reporter article.
Village Voice’s Simon Abrams pointed out that Mehta’s characters were not “especially thoughtful.”
”Instead of acting first and thinking as they go, characters take time to consider whether they should go back in time — which turns out to be a problem, since writer-director Richie Mehta’s characters aren’t especially thoughtful,” mentioned Abrams in his Village Voice review.
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