Tuesday, January 20, 2009

against the current review

I've seen a couple movies about grieving here at Sundance. The first was The Greatest, a story of a family falling apart after the death of their teenage son. A very different sort of example is Against the Current, which stars Joseph Fiennes as a man who decides to work through his sorrow by swimming the length of the Hudson River. It's a quietly off-kilter film, but eventually road-movie cliches get the best of it.