Supermen (Film Thoughts: Supernova)

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play an old married couple in Harry mcQueen’s ‘Supernova’ and they instantly click with you – there is a familiarity with both of them and you believe right away that these two actors have known each other for a while. Maybe it’s a look they give each other, a pat on each person’s arm, but you instantly feel comfortable with them. Both of them give masterful performances here, full of subtlety. There is no need for histrionics here, a simple glance or nod can express a multitude of emotions.

I wish I liked the film they are in more. The dialogue at times feel inauthentic and pretentious (even as both try to sell them as convincingly as they can) and the film suffers from a little too much self-indulgence. A little plot would have been nice as well, besides the basic premise. I found my mind wandering at parts of the film, as magnetic as the actors are. There is only so much they can do.

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