WildLike is the kind of movie that leads us to reflect about serious things through a delicate voice. At the end, at the final credits, I didn't make any movement, not willing to move. I just stayed there, thinking about the characters, while listening to the nice song playing. The truth is that I didn't know where to go from there.
So I came here, to write.
Abuse, abandonment, neglect, desperation... and hope. We go through a lot with the silent and troubled Mackenzie. Actually, she is not troubled by herself. When we read this on the synopsis, we think she has a problem. Well, her problem are others, a neglecting and abusive family and the lack of a place to go for help. So she goes ahead, hoping for a solution, with the beautiful Alaska's scenery as a background.
In a quiet but strong pace, there's no need in this filme of much talking. We infer each character and their struggle without much explanation. That is a trait of a good narrative and a gift to any viewer.
|WildLike. Directed and written by Frank Hall Green. With: Ella Purnell,|
Bruce Greenwood. US, 2014, 104 min., Color (Netflix).
PS: After Iceland, my place to go will be Alaska, that has been in my travel plans for a while. This movie reinforced this idea in a very convincing way.