Fragile World, an inspirational feature film from the makers of Leaving Limbo, centers on Rosalie, a lonely interior decorator with a history of delusions who falls for a dashing stranger who may or may not be real.
Awarded Best Feature Film at HolyWood of New York and the Glendale International Film Festival (where it also took Best Director and Best Actress), the story ponders the depths of human loss, the fragile framework of the human mind, and the road to emotional and spiritual healing.
“Like the Bruce Willis film, The Sixth Sense, and Nicole Kidman’s The Others, only with a religious note, Fragile World is something you’ll find you have to talk about once the end credits are played.”
~ Dr. Fred Eichelman
Fragile World by Sandy Boikian (of Bruised Reed Productions), a story about people suffering from Dementia, was an interesting surprise. When I started watching the movie, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but fantastically, I smiled at the end. The movie had quite an impressive opening that kept me hooked, graduating into scenes that kept the story generally engaging all the way to the end. As for stringing a viewer along to believe the story portrayed from the main heroine’s point of view, I thought the plot was excellently executed that way.
The acting was more plus than minus, even though I found some bits of it wanting. Of worthy mentions are Alexa Jansson and Marco Aiella who portrayed the characters, Rosalie and Fitz, respectively. They didn’t just make their characters believable, but added tangibility to the story itself. It was easy to sympathize with these characters while wishing that they ended up on the positive side of the story. I also thought Noelle Perris was a strong supporting actress. When you find that you’re looking out for scenes with a secondary character in it, you know that the actor has good screen presence—this was the case with Noelle Perris.
Issues like faith, and how quickly God answers a prayer, were mildly but adequately handled, without the theme overshadowing the story. This is a story that softly teaches that people with the Dementia condition should not be so quickly dismissed as lost causes. They could be super talented with deep heart desires like any other human being, and all they need from the healthy community is support and faith that they can get better.
Fragile World was overall captivating, and I’m glad director and writer, Sandy Boikian, brought it into the world.
*Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to the director and writer, Sandy Boikian, for a private link to view this movie in exchange for my honest opinion.
**Lookout for interviews of some of the cast of Fragile World in the coming weeks!
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