TIME OUT OF MIND – Starring Richard Gere – Movie Review

On behalf of IFC Films, TIME OUT OF MIND starring Richard Gere is in theaters NOW at Premiere Renaissance 15 – Houston Greenspoint (12300 North Freeway #400, Houston, TX 77060).

George (RICHARD GERE) is an increasingly desperate man. Life seems to have passed him by. With nowhere to turn, he finds himself adrift on the unforgiving streets of New York City. After exhausting all possible housing options, he seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan’s largest intake center for homeless men. It proves a harsh and bewildering environment, teeming with marginalized souls. But when George befriends a seasoned shelter-dweller (BEN VEREEN), he begins to find hope of repairing his relationship with his estranged daughter (JENA MALONE).

I recently had the opportunity to review this film and was excited to see Richard Gere in this type of role. The film follows George (Gere) who is struggling with the fact that he is homeless and trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter. I had a really hard time connecting with his character possibly because of the way the film was shot. There were instances when the camera was so far away that I couldn’t find him in the frame or there was so much noise and distraction around I felt detached. I did love how the director shot the film but I think the distance shots were too much. There were lots of slow parts but I understand the director was trying to show life as a homeless person which maybe isn’t that exciting. The best parts were when he was interacting with his daughter which were only a few scenes. There were lots of big name actors like Steve Buscemi and Kyra Sedgwick but they were barely in the film. Ultimately, I think the film needed more substance or connection with the character but maybe that is the life of a homeless person. Since the film had no real plot other than reconnecting with his daughter it felt empty. The last 15 minutes of the film were the best. There are a lot of indie film followers that will love this film but it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

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