Film Review: “Rhapsody of Love” Is a Patchwork of Stories That Never Fully Resonates

My review for Rhapsody of Love on Film Festival Today.

Rhapsody of Love is an ensemble but feels like the thematic potential gets short-changed in order to make room for too many plotlines. The stories don’t ever really get the chance to thrive or take root. Despite the warmth and good-natured intent here, the numerous conflicts presented lack nuance and wind up feeling amiss …  Lives, loves, and ambitions subsequently clash and the film concludes in direct-to-camera interviews — abrupt given that director Hopwood only introduces them at the very end … Most of the women are growing in their careers and have big dreams, and yet––apart from Jess—they are often depicted as selfish, insensitive, or spoiled … The most powerful moments are the most understated, frequently platonic (rather than romantic), or containing very little dialogue at all.


Read the full review on Film Festival Today:
“Rhapsody of Love” Is a Patchwork of Stories That Never Fully Resonates


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