"Their family and ours have history"
Added 24th November 2020
Review by: Martin Tranter
Released in 2020
After burning out in the city, Will Shipe is summoned back home where he uncovers dark truths about his family and the town he grew up in.
To start, Union Bridge is listed as a thriller which in my opinion it is not. This film is more a drama and an awfully slow drama at that.
Will Shipe (Friend) returns home and finds that an old school friend Nick (Breaux) is having visions and is convinced there is something buried out in the fields. Will becomes involved in helping with the assistance of Mary (Duncan) to see if there is any truth in it all.
If you like beautiful, sweeping camera shots of American towns and life then there is plenty for you to see here. The director seems to love this, and the shots tend to linger on way too long and there are too many throughout this feature. As a result, Union Bridge seems to suffer as the storyline and dialogue are not fleshed out enough making the viewer lose interest in parts.
Characters are given no time to develop and the viewer does not make a bond with any of them thus finding yourself disinterested in the events that are occurring. The actors in Union Bridge do a decent job with what they have been handed. Scott Friend and Elisabeth Noone being the best of the bunch.
The soundtrack is very haunting and adds to the feel of Union Bridge but there is not much happening for it to grab you and take notice.
Ultimately a bit of a let-down and I cannot help but feel it would be a lot better had the story been concentrated on more than the aesthetics.
Union Bridge, a beautifully framed film but no substance to its story.
THE B CLUB RATING : B b
Starring: Scott Friend, Emma Duncan, Alex Breaux, Elisabeth Noone, Bobby J. Brown, Lateicia Ford, Kevin Murray, Nancy Linden
Director: Brian Levin
Union Bridge is available now through Breaking Glass Pictures.
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