Alone in Space
All alone on the space station with just command to talk to Astronaut Lee Miller (Gunner Wright) suddenly loses all communication with Earth. Time passes as he has to deal with his situation going from trying to fix a problem, thinking it is some psychological stress test to accepting that he is all alone and cast away in space. But then he discovers something aboard the space station which changes things completely.
"Love" is the type of movie which will sit there on my shelf for a couple of months and every time I consider watching it I then push it down the pile a bit until one day when I want something different I will put it on. You see "Love" is one of those movies which on its poster featured loads of those little reefs which are awarded to independent movies and often these are a sign that whilst what I am about to watch is well made I am probably not going to enjoy it. And sadly that is the case of "Love", a low budget movie, reportedly made on $500,000 which is visually beautiful but mind numbingly boring.
Now I am not going to go in to the detail of what happens in "Love" as there is shall we say an out there side to it which I really didn't like. But then there is also the slow destruction of Miller as the loneliness starts to affect him from giving up his exercise routine and becoming a bit of a slob to psychologically struggling to deal with the situation as he initially feels it is some test but then begins to realise something has happened which means his existence is pointless if there is no one back on Earth to return to. This side of the movie is fascinating and Gunner Wright is brilliant during this side of it.
But the most impressive thing about "Love" is that it is visually stunning. The opening scenes which may initially confuse you are in a strange way beautiful and then the look of inside the space station is juts as beautiful. Yes there are times when it looks a bit artsy but it is still impressive and eye catching.
What this all boils down to is that William Eubank has directed a beautiful movie in "Love" with great imagery and great camera work. But whilst I enjoyed the look at Miller's struggle to deal with loneliness that way things begin to evolve is not for me.