Where Is Kyra?
Where Is Kyra?
In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Michelle Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life.
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July 06, 2018 at 09:19 AM
Queens is the locale, folks, not Brooklyn.
Where is Kyra? is one of the best films I've seen in ages. Masterfully shot, it's a superb rendering of a life in quiet desperation descending into bleakness. Michelle Pfeiffer is heartbreaking.
-When she's handing out flyers, just in the distance you can see the sign for Fresh Pond Road, which is in Queens; later, she boards a M60 bus which runs only in Manhattan and Queens. Not every film taking place in an outer borough is set in Brooklyn. ;)
The Michelle Pfeiffer show
Not bad as it is an interesting story and I am surprised nobody came up with it before yet because it is simple and effective. Sure the film had some slow moments and was a bit stretched at times but wonderfully lived from the performance by Michelle Pfeiffer who really turns into one of her best showcases in years. A great gig for her and the prove that this actress deserves way more leading roles than she got in the past years.
It is a nuanced performance that works on many different layers and all of them are absolutely believable. Its not an easy character to identify with, in fact you often do not know whether to like her to hate her, whether to feel pity of her or despise her. Pfeiffer perfectly walks on that boarder.
Kiefer Sutherland wonderfully supports her. I am surprised he did not get more word or attention for this. Also a really great performance.
I was not a big fan of the dark and bleak atmosphere but I guess it fitted the mood.
Its a strong character movie that shows how far people would get to escape their misery. Its dark, sad and not always satisfying but it in some ways is honest. I think it did deserve a better screenplay around that story but other than that I appreciate it as a powerful award vehicle for Ms. Pfeiffer.
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Pheiffer & Sutherland Are Superb Here But the Film is Definitely Not For Everyone
Michelle Pfeiffer and Kiefer Sutherland are superb here, but this film is definitely not for everyone. The filmmakers make it a most difficult watch with many darkened scenes often shot from afar, very slow pacing, extremely irritating music at times, and a constant depressive tone.
However, if one can stay with this haunting drama the performances by the two leads are worth the price of admission, as I see it. At least it had an appropriate ending and not a totally convoluted one that are so in vogue these days.