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About the Movie
Best friends Anna & Beth take a weekend trip to Big Sur, hopeful to re-establish a bond broken by years of competition & jealousy. Tensions mount, leading to an unexpected yet inevitable confrontation, changing both of their lives forever.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 35
- Fresh: 32
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Always Shine" is a deft, assured movie with a sly self-reflexive undercurrent containing commentary on sexism and self-idealization that's provocative, and sometimes disturbing.
Fresh: FitzGerald and Davis are both excellent, convincingly turning the smallest, most seemingly harmless discussions into highly charged cat-and-mouse workouts.
Fresh: As the fog closes in, so too does the foreboding, expertly tuned to fraught dissonance by director Sophia Takal, who blends art-house flourishes with such horror conventions as the spotty cellphone reception that signals trouble.
Fresh: Strong performances propel a movie that wears its influences (De Palma, Lynch) on its sleeve without feeling like a copycat.
I was riveted. Mackenzie Davis and a Caitlin FitzGerald are phenomenal in it. The editing, sound design, and shot composition were powerfully complementary to the story. It's a must watch.
I loved this movie. Excellent performances, assured and exciting direction, a ton of style. I was riveted and hugely entertained.