Pearl – Drama
Category – Movie
Content – Pearl is a fifteen year old genius, a gifted student who attends only the best school. She even has a 4.4 grade point average! But, when her mother is shot by her step-father, and then he turns the gun on himself, her life gets turned upside down. At the funeral she meets Jack, the man that could possibly be her biological father. Although they do not know each other and Jack has no clue how to be a father, these two figure out how to become a family of two. It’s a very dramatic and touching father/daughter film, and how to find the love that was always actually there. This scores a 7 out of 10.
Acting – Larsen Thompson is a name I will look for in future projects. Her performance as Pearl was outstanding. While she had to portray the grieving daughter, she also portrays the intelligence between her and her father. A complicated role that she seemed to conquer quite well. And Anthony LaPaglia has a stellar performance as Jack, the unknowing father that has no clue how to even begin to be a parent. A veteran actor, his performance is complicated, yet kind. While not alive long, Pearl’s mother is played by Sarah Carter, who does a great job in a lot of flash back scenes with Anthony. A couple actors of note have cameo appearances too, such as J August Richards and Ming-Na Wen (both of Agents of Shield fame), and Bruce Davison and Nestor Carbonell. Score is 8 out of 10.
Duration – 92 mins. A dramatic film can be long, but this one plays out at just over an hour and a half. I would say this film is good with the length, it really does cover what it needs to say about this touching movie. This gets a 7 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for Pearl – 22 out of 30
Recommended Watch – This is a movie for the Fathers and Daughters, as it is touching to see how their relationship comes together!