One Fall

Saturday, December 03 rd, 2016 at 00:12 am 

One Fall

JOY REVIEW

One Fall is written and directed by Marcus Dean Fuller, who also plays the lead role, and it is apparently based on an incident from his own life. It’s a little hard to tell what the story is for the first half of the movie. Apparently, a man falls off a cliff and survives, and it turns out that it changed everything for the man. Not only did he walk away from it when everybody expected him to die, but it turns out that he can now heal other people. We see him getting out of prison in the first scene, he’s cut his finger and the finger heals, so we know that something is going on here. He then goes to deal with his father, who turns out has had a stroke which he didn’t know anything about in the hospital, and his big brother is a physician at the hospital.  James Bond, who is our hero’s name, figures he can actually heal people but he might as well make some money out of it; which everybody gets a little queasy about him, and it’s not clear what he needs the money for. So we’re not sure that we like this guy or not, and one of the early scenes is also him watching a kid get beat up for being a super hero and it turns out this kid is his next door neighbor who believes that James Bond really is a super hero. The movie could of probably used either somebody else directing it or somebody else having written it. First time writers and directors, I think, quite often could use another eye, and especially in this case since he stars in it, but it actually has a certain charm to it. I think that it is a little confusing, could of used a little bit more narrative or a slightly different direction, but it’s actually a pretty interesting movie. Three and a half stars.

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