I know this will sound ridiculous to you, but the very first time I saw the promo for Shuffle, I thought the movie would have had something in common with "Big", but in a more dramatic way.
Big was a movie about a guy waking up as a child, who learn how to improve in his adulthood thanks to this experience, and obviously I realized how wrong I was after watching the movie!
It turns out that Shuffle is a beautiful story of love and redemption and I was really lucky not to have any idea of what to expect from the movie when I first saw it.
Even if you are naturally driven to empathize with Lovell (his story of love is beautiful and heart-crushing at the same time), I loved the fact that his character is far from being perfect, he is not just a victim of the destiny, or his father care-less attitude toward his illness and family. Lovell is - after all - guilty of abandoning his own child, which is not less terrible than what his dad did to him.
One of the scene I loved the most was the one where Lovell meets again with his dad, at the hospital, after he cures his son.
I loved the way the camera linger in Orson office, which is so very different from the one we saw at the beginning of the movie, when Lovell was just a child.
The first time what we get from the details in his office was that we were dealing with a self-absorbed man, only focused in his career, but the second time we understand that everything is changed for him, and we face a man full of regret, who admire his son from a comfortable distance, scared to approach and love him.
In this exact moment Lovell learn his last lesson: forgiveness, and I loved TJ's interpretation of this very exact moment.
Don't want to annoy anybody and talk to much, but this movie is really surprising, and I really would like we could have the opportunity to watch it in Europe too.
Sometimes independent movies are really good, and they have to fight to get what they deserve in term of positive critics and attention, and Shuffle really deserve the best.
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