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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Characters Making a New Start
Boy A (2007)
Of my three picks, I like this the best. Andrew Garfield plays Jack, newly released from a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child. He is given a new identity in a new town to start his life again but his past soon catches up to him.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
After her marriage fails, Frances buys a villa in Tuscany to start her new life. It has been a long time since I've seen this, so I don't remember much other than I enjoyed it.
This one has characters trying to make a new start on a distant planet colony but a malfunction of their sleep chambers awaken them 90 years early. I didn't really like this. While it looked cool, I was bored and felt the story was too thin and a little dumb. With so many passengers on board and with help so far away, why would there be no crew and engineers on shift duty? Like sleep 115 years and work 5 years.