Film Review - Motherless Brooklyn

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Film Review by Allen Henriquez

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

From the novel by Jonathan Lethem

 

Written and Directed by Edward Norton

Cast: Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha- Raw, Edward Norton, Leslie Mann, Willem Dafoe, Michael Kenneth Williams

 

The story takes place in New York City in the 1950’s. Bruce Willis heads a private investigation company, but he’s masterminding a blackmail scheme that falls apart.

Ed Norton is the autistic assistant to Bruce Willis task with gathering together the information that rocked their firm and changed the lives of all its members. The key to the mystery is a black woman, Laura Rose, played by Gugu Mbatha Raw. Laura Rose is in danger, a seeming threat to important people in local government, and people around her are dying.

The film is finely tooled, music by Danie Pemberton, cinematography by Dick Pope. Motherless Brooklyn has beautiful scenes of the old New York City, the: buildings, streets, bridges, stores, clothes, fashion and old cars, presented with softly lit nostalgic shots. The visuals are accented with moody Jazz and excellent musical score. Edward Norton did a great job with the film. The cast and their performances are well done, with nothing insulting or graphic. Motherless Brooklyn has feeling, and a heart, check it out.

 


Submitted: May 28, 2020

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