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Mainstream plot but garnished conclusion
on October 18, 2010
Browsing through my local library, I stumbled across this DVD and on a whim, decided to borrow it. Of the 5 DVDs I borrowed, I watched this lastly, and I was pleasantly surprised. There are no rotten tomatoes reveiws, no significant clips on youtube; this is an independent film with very limited publication.
Were I to sum this movie in one word, I would state that it is poignant. Always take reviews with a grain of salt, and read the other reviews on Amazon: I detect a gripe more about some confusion about whether or not this is an LGBTQ centered film. It is not. That stated, I believe the other reviewers had different expectations about this film and have shared their negative reviews because of their misinformation.
Acting is on par, nothing special or riveting, but with a budget of $750,000 the makers did not appropriate too badly. Cinematography's actually disappointing, I found that the movie appeared as if it had been filmed several decades ago to reflect the setting of the film without capturing any sort of rustic beauty. The score was average and forgettable, simple piano and strings can be effective, as Alan Silvestri demonstrated in Forrest Gump. In What Matters Most, the soundtrack is plain and forgettable.
Now that I've written what I disliked about it, I will confess just how much this film moved me. I am a 22 year old male Army National Guardsman. I am in the law enforcement field, love to play football, and I love to devour meat. And I cried more than once while watching this.
Before this movie was over, I walked to my computer and deleted every single megabyte of pornography on it.
My lady's name is Heather, and this movie, for all its unlikely..."corniness", reminded me of the youthful dedication of love against difficulty, the love I had for my lady. I have renewed my dedication to her, and in a frankly cheesy way, this movie helped inspire me. This ends my confession.