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About the Movie
37: A Final Promise is based on a true story about a rock star who has been tortured his entire life by something he did as a boy. Unable to find peace he is determined to end his torment on his 37th birthday. But, his plan is put into question when he falls in love with a beautiful woman with a dark secret of her own. "37" is a riveting and controversial love story that explores the depths of humanity and forces us to ask ourselves how far we are willing to go to ease the suffering of those we love.
37: A Final Promise
I highly recommend 37: A Final Promise- a courageous film that explores complex issues with sensitivity, intelligence and grace. Randall Batinkoff is a talented director and actor.
A poignant love story, with great acting and direction
37: a Final Promise shines through several facets: acting, direction, and script.
The veteran cast of seasoned professionals works together beautifully. The characters are all credibly deep and despite strong performances from all, no one upstages anyone else. The cast could carry the film on its own but never has to shoulder that burden. Even more impressive for a directorial debut, the economy and efficacy of storytelling is well conceived and executed.
Batinkoff, for example, takes a short scene depicting a small kindness and uses it not only to capture a present tenderness but also to harken back to a dark secret and to foreshadow the denouement. There are a few transitions that are slightly abrupt and one montage that runs a few seconds too long for my taste, but the editing is very good overall.
The script addresses timeless questions of the human condition with thoughtfulness and compassion. Human frailties both psychological and physical are treated with dignity. The reveal of the protagonist's past and supernatural vehicles are a little anticlimactic but it doesn't matter because the film is really a love story- and a very good one.
This must see brilliantly told love story is as real as it gets. So brace your hearts and get ready for a ride into the depths of your soul.