A Long Way Down (2014)
Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Rosamund Pike, Tuppence Middleton, and Sam Neill
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil
***This film is currently streaming on Netflix***
This odd premise doesn't crystallize into a proper story at any point in time throughout director Pascal Chaumeil's film. There are attempts by Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots to round out their characters into more fully realized souls, but they aren't given much with which to work. Collette fares the best as the struggling mother of a twentysomething son with cerebral palsy, but her counterparts aren't so lucky. Brosnan as a slimy news reporter, Paul as an introverted musician, and Poots as a politician's rambunctious daughter are all simply caricatures. Granted, Collette's character's struggle is nothing more than a stereotype as well, but her character's intentions post-suicide attempt are the most believable which is much more than I can say for the rest of the film's depressed quartet.
The RyMickey Rating: D