I Will Follow You Into the Dark (2012)
Though the tears on my face may indicate otherwise (or not), I’m really glad I watched this movie tonight. I really liked it.
I still think of Mischa Barton as Marissa Cooper no matter what role she’s playing, which works sometimes more than others. It worked for this one.
It seems like most of the movies that I really like are either super scary (this one wasn’t) or focused on family, love, and loss (this one definitely was). Whatever that may say about me, I’ll take it.
I’ll admit that I didn’t take much notice of the background music in this one, which at least means it wasn’t too over the top or ridiculous. In fact, I might call this whole movie understated. I liked the time-lapse sequences, the changes in lighting to convey different atmospheres, and how there wasn’t much need for special effects to make this movie compelling.
I thought all the acting was spot-on, though there wasn’t much of a stretch for anyone in the cast, probably. I do think that the ending glamorized death unnecessarily, and I’m not sure how I feel about that overall, but it fit with the story.
And as you may have guessed by my tears, it’s a bit sad. So, all in all, this is a beautiful, haunting, sad story about love, loss, and the afterlife. Definitely recommended if you’re into that sort of thing.