“All Alone” is a metaphor for leaving the crowded city and escaping into the nature’s welcoming arms. From the very first minute of the film we see that the action can be more fluent somewhere different than a “diseased” urban location.
It is an indie film, where lots of dialogue encourage the evolution of the characters, which express themselves freely, standing up for their opinions but also having the nerve to built blockages that could “hurt” others.
Maggie and her husband Ben are nothing more than a normal family, sharing ideals and resolving conflicts together. As some would say – characters built to follow a normal relational pattern.
On the other hand we have Alex and Kyle – family friends – but touched by the mirage of falseness. Two contradictorial couples decide to spend some quality time in the middle of nowhere, where they can empower their relationships, having to deal with each other through action and talking.
Til this moment everything is clear, but as they descend into the plot’s details, we see that something is not quite right. A surprise relationship reveals itself through some of the characters. A murderous plan is being reflected out of nowhere and the tension rises above safe limits. Ben – who we first see as a friendly, peaceful guy – will exteriorize another part of his personality. It’s much more darker, more brilliantly destructive.
Talking about destruction – we get plenty of it in the motion-picture. Friendship fades away, truth alters, people die, reality changes drastically. The film becomes a fight for survival in the deep forests. It’s about being all alone when despair appears.
The concept of solitude is heavily induced by showing the fragility of the relations between characters. They argue, they do not show support, they criticize, they become uninterested, they betray…
Built under the sign of thriller, the movie is simple but touchy. Recommended on a rainy evening for the suspense and wisdom it provides.