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Louder Than Bombs FILM REVIEW

Jesse Eisenberg and Devin Druid star as two brothers still coping with the death of their mother.


Two years after her death in a car crash, the husband and sons of famed photographer Isabelle Reed are still trying to cope with their loss. Gene struggles as a single parent, but is taking his first exultant steps towards a new relationship. Jonah, the elder son, has just had a baby of his own and finds the transition from child to parent more than a little daunting. The younger son, Conrad, is a typical teenager, wearing his alienation as a badge of honor and resisting his father’s every attempt to connect. On the occasion of a major retrospective of Isabelle’s work, Jonah returns home to help his father organize her effects. Once again under the same roof, all three men are flooded with memories, and secrets are unearthed—most notably the truth behind the mysterious circumstances of Isabelle’s death.

**** Stars

Louder Than Bombs

Director: Joachim Trier

Screenplay by: Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Issabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid, David Straitharn

Rated R for language, some sexual content, nudity and violent images

Running Time: 1 hour 49 minutes


Rating Scale:

***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average

*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal

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