Sundance 2013: THIS IS MARTIN BONNER Review

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As I said in my review of Price Check, a relatable situation does not create relatable or compelling characters.  It’s important to have an emotional connection to a character, but it’s also important to transport us to a place or a situation we don’t normally experience.  I don’t need to spend time seeing someone order food at Denny’s or read a book while eating dinner.  Chad Hartigan‘s This Is Martin Bonner attempts to connect us into our lead protagonists by showing the loneliness of their mundane lives, but their situations are so crushingly dull that we can never create a bond despite the solid performances of lead actors Paul Eenhoorn and Richmond Arquette.

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