Rated: R for strong sexual content/nudity, and language. Reviewed by: Frank Release date: October 27, 2017 Released by: Open Road Films
Director, Marc Forster takes Blake Lively's Gina through a long convoluted trip as a woman who is held under control by her husband (Jason Clark) because of her blindness.
Forster relies on various tangents to fill out the the 110 minute running time. Rather than dwelling on the two main characters and the constraints each has on the other, he moves around with outside characters who are not necessary for the heart of the script. The most obvious is the open sexuality not so much between the husband and wife but in a sex show in Spain which Gina and her sister attend. Perhaps the excursion to a low class sex club is her reaching out to see or experience what she has missed with limited sight but it adds nothing to the script. Forster also goes against the grain by filming through her eyes which brings to the screen far more often than necessary scenes which are difficult to see and understand. Who wants to see a film that can not be seen? Those scenes could be psychedelic visuals but they are a barrier to following and enjoying the flow of the story.
The backgrounds in Thailand and Spain are attractive when shown without the barrier that Gina is carrying. But suddenly Gina finds a doctor that can save one eye and that changes everything. The theme here should be what happens when a sudden significant event changes one character in a marriage. How does it affect her and how is he changed.
Here husband James (Jason Clark) begins to worry about the improvements she makes on her face and hair and the more sensual clothing she begins to wear. With all of this there is the side story that deals with the inability of the couple to conceive a child. That just adds another branch of the story to follow.
With a weak script, confusing filming and unclear evidence to help us follow the script All I See Is You is bland and misses the mark which is the effect change has on a marriage.
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