A friend recommended 'The Mortician' to me after he had seen it himself. He wanted to find out what I thought about this movie, as he was so impressed by it.
I was open minded and decided to give it a shot. I was not familiar with the director Gareth Maxwell Roberts' work nor that familiar with Method Man. Well, what can I say? I absolutely loved the 'feel' of this movie. It sucked me in quite quickly as not only are the visuals gorgeous, but the soundtrack is fantastic. As the story slowly, yet precisely unfolded I found myself deeply involved in the well defined characters and the story that was being told. Even though our characters are set amongst a harsh brutal backdrop their plight is extremely heart felt dealing with grief, loneliness, confusion, and survival. There is a lot of love in this story, and I found myself identifying with so much of it and even tearing up in many places. The subtlety in the dialogue is not only clever but poetic, thus allowing me to just 'absorb' instead of being 'pushed' in to having the emotions that I did. This is also credited to the actors who portrayed their characters (with what little dialogue they had) with such deep honesty and clarity that is a testament to their skills. I found The Mortician' to be a unique piece of cinema. It is a far cry from the millions of cookie cutter films that are churned out every year that are so predictable and leave me feeling empty. As the credits rolled at the end of this film I heard myself say "Wow" out loud, and I felt the urge to watch it again. I have to say this movie 'The Mortician' got me! And has become one of my favorites. It is a solid, extremely creative and seriously well made film that is brave and so different from the norm.
I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see something unique.