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Run Rabbit Run (2023)

Not alot of love or gushing praise from the Sundancers out there for this. My peers also seem to be of a mostly singular mind. Pedestrian, dull, boring and uneven.

As a project hoping to deal with the vagaries of grief and guilt and motherhood and love, this throws an awful lot at the viewer, hoping that some of it sticks. Which it does partially, but alot of it just hits the fan and shoots off in all directions, leading the audience down avenues it neither needed or wanted to visit.

Performance-wise, there really isn't much to complain about and Sarah Snook's somewhat obvious unravelling is as impressive as it is predictable and narratively disappointing. Suffice to say that if you can't guess what's coming then you're not really paying attention.

Which wouldn't come as too much of a shock as this is far from overflowing with the stuff you need to keep you on the edge of your seat. It is indeed slow and the feeling of over-riding malevolence doesn't really have the legs to convince, even with an impressive score that just keeps prodding at you annoyingly, trying to remind you to be wary.

Far from the turkey some have basted already, but this does come riddled with a myriad of plot devices that neither convince or are easily tidied up. As such, just get it finished as best you can and deal with the fallout later, seemed to be the order of the day.

It does have its moments, but they are rare and truly, not worth the time invested to get to them.

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