Watch: Blackbird 2019 123movies, Full Movie Online – Lily is dying and by the end of this weekend, she’ll be dead. She suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and is planning to pursue euthanasia with the help of her husband Paul and invites her family and her longtime best friend Liz to the house so they can spend her final days together. But there’s tension between her daughters, the uptight Jennifer and the wayward Anna, and it threatens to destroy her perfectly laid-out plan..
Plot: A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.
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|6.6/10 Votes: 4,874|
|63% | RottenTomatoes|
|53/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 155 Popularity: 9.044 | TMDB|
It looks like this movie got panned by a lot of reviewers for taking a familiar plot (dying character wants to gather family together before suicide) and does nothing miraculous or stunning with it.
I enjoyed the movie. Susan Sarandon and Sam O’Neill rarely disappoint, and the ensemble supporting cast did a credible job. There is a lot of humor, some of it dark humor by the dying character, and a strong script overall, in my opinion. Even the supporting characters are well-developed – no two-dimensional stereotypes that I could identify.
I guess my standard is a bit lower than some of the elite reviewers I read on another website. I want to be entertained and not have my intelligence insulted. Check and check.
As a side note, I watched this movie just after seeing The Goldfinch. Maybe I should have re-watched Bird Man and completed the avian trifecta?
‘Blackbird’ only flies high thanks to its incredibly strong cast, and although the narrative misses dramatic beats, the film still packs an emotional punch while adding to the conversation about legalised euthanasia.
– Chris dos Santos
Read Chris’ full article…
First-rate cast can’t overcome a dull and lifeless drama
‘Blackbird’ flies high on the strength of his actors to deliver the emotional clout the movie promises. From Susan Sarandon to Kate Winslet to Mia Wasikowska to Sam Neill, there’s no denying the cast all deliver on what they are given. Unfortunately, the blandness of the story and the lack of interesting (or the overly-familar tropes of) characters cause a detachment to what should have been an emotionally compelling story. It isn’t terrible, it’s simply very average to its benefit.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Director Roger Michell
Writer Christian Torpe
Actors Sam Neill, Susan Sarandon, Anson Boon
Country United States, United Kingdom
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
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Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)