I’m going through a difficult time and while fully embracing the feeling so I can finally snap out of it, I decided to watch some movies. First on the list was Out of Blue. The movie was part of the Toronto International Film Festival and even won Platform prize at the time. I had high hopes.
Out of Blue centers around the investigation of the murder of astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell. The movie follows New Orleans cop Mike Hoolihan as she uncovers the crime, discovering quantum mechanics, parallel universes and stars-cosmic secrets and probably much more?
The movie is star-studded with familiar faces such as James Caan, Patricia Clarkson, Toby Jones and Mamie Gummer. They are all great actors. However, it seems like the story and the pacing failed them. It felt like they were just there, I couldn’t connect with any of their characters even.
The plot totally lost on me. It was slow pacing and there weren’t enough focus on the characters themselves. It’s just murder, investigation, some theories about science and the stars. After I finished watching the movie, I was like, “what happened?”. Maybe, it’s just me.
My takeaway from watching Out of Blue is just a confirmation of my belief that you will always be invested in something that is connected with your experiences in life. That’s where empathy comes in. In Out of Blue, it became a coincidence that Mike’s life is very well connected with the murder victim’s life.
My rating for Out of Blue: ⭐️⭐️ (2 out of 5 stars).