Directed by Sean Mewshaw
Starring Joe Manganiello, Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner, Rebecca Hall and Dianna Agron
A young woman struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when a brash New York writer forces her to confront her loss and the ambiguous circumstances of his death.
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★★★½ review by Connor Carey on Letterboxd
A heartfelt and often funny story of loss and moving on. It occasionally has trouble keeping a consistent tone and it hits a lot of predictable beats, but the great performances from the leads kept me engaged for the entire run time.
★★★½ review by willmoviefan97 on Letterboxd
Loses a bit of steam in its finale act, but Hall and Sudeiks both deliver nuanced performances, and a sincere chemistry, making for a briskly enjoyable, charming watch that I definitely got sucked into.
★★★½ review by Raul Marques on Letterboxd
Grief and romance aren't usually approached simultaneously within a single movie, but here the filmmakers find a sweet spot between the sincere character development of one and the common easygoingness of the other, in order to deliver a fairly tender story about death, just sugary enough to be easily palatable. Hall is a low profile powerhouse, if that's even possible, in the main role, almost unrecognizable from her Shelley-Duvall-ish look from The Gift. On the other end, Sudeikis doesn't disappoint either. His wise-cracking smartass shtick served the narrative well, even if there isn't that big of an arc for him. The gorgeous cinematography and fittingly beautiful folk soundtrack also play an important role of why this tight tale eventually works so well.
★★★★½ review by drucilla on Letterboxd
Tumbledown is the surprising, often funny, very sweet story of how it feels to naturally move on from something (or in this case, someone). Did it need the romance? Not really. But do I like it? Yes, I do. Jason Sudeikis also has a killer beard, if you're into that sort of thing.
★★★½ review by Tom Grey on Letterboxd
After being very impressed with Sudekis's performance in "Race", I decided to check out another more dramatic role of his with "Tumbledown" and I gotta say that this guy can really act both in and outside of comedies. He's partnered wonderfully with Rebecca Hall who delivers a great performance as well and the two share some really sweet and authentic chemistry with each other. It's predictable, and does kind of fall apart in the third act but I really enjoyed this one. Definitely gonna be one of the more underrated movies of the year but it's worth a watch for sure.
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