I’m wondering, has the Hollywood ‘think tank’ gone dry? I wonder this because it seems that every other movie RunPee covers is based on a true story. That’s okay, if the movie has a good story behind it, it can be enjoyable. Not so true for Indivisible.
The story behind this movie deals with the effects of PTSD and how it affects not only the returning soldier but also the family back home. Unfortunately, they dropped the ball on this movie. All I felt while watching this flick was boredom, frustration, and was hoping it would end soon.
Indivisible was about 45 minutes longer than it needed to be. All the high points could be covered in less than an hour. Instead, some scenes were so protracted, I could feel myself start to nod off. The pacing was so agonizingly slow; it felt as if the director was trying to drum the message into our brains by forcing us to keep reliving the moment.
I found I didn’t care at all about the characters. Most of them came off as miserable people who just couldn’t cope. I understand the focus of the movie was a dismal tale of PTSD. But that phenomenon wasn’t covered well. We saw the chaplain doing his work in Iraq, get angry at God for what he perceived as abandoning him in his time of need, then coming home to spread his anger all across the neighborhood. A few scenes later, we see the chaplain and his wife having a therapy session with the base chaplain, and before we know it, our hero is back to his normal insipid self.
If you’re planning on seeing Indivisible in hopes of learning something new about PTSD, don’t bother. It rehashes every known cliche about this disease and offers no new insight on dealing with it.
Don’t take out a loan to to see this movie in theaters; wait for the DVD version to come out. (I’m pretty sure it’ll be released before Christmas.) There are a number of really good movies in the theaters right now that are worth the price of admission.
About The Peetimes: This was a fairly slow paced movie, making it easy to provide you with 3 excellent Peetimes, so enjoy that big drink knowing that a Peetime is coming up.
There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Indivisible. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
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