Overall Rank: 12133
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 5
Theatrical Release Date: 08/07/2015
Genre: Drama, Mystery
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Carol Morley
Actors: Maxine Peake, Maisie Williams, Florence Pugh, Anna Burnett, Greta Scacchi, Rose Caton
Plot: At a strict all-girls school, Abbie and Lydia are inseparable friends. But when tragedy strikes, Lydia is left alone and soon after, fainting spells take hold of many girls (and even a teacher) at the school. The epidemic leads to questions - but some answers are not easily explained. -- Chris Kavan
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Snoogans - wrote on 10/21/2015
Films such as 'The Falling' are a rare breed. They use a small, loose narrative to explore some aspect of human conditions. I suppose 'The Falling' is about the friction and disconnect between authoritative adults and adolescents. At least that's what I got out of it. This subject has been shown countless times, in many different ways. Here, there's little to latch on to thematically. None of the characters feel real and the story contains minor progression, if any. I didn't care enough about the proceedings to dig deep into the true intent of the film, and that's mostly due to it being messy.
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/05/2015
A boarding school full of impressionable young, female minds. A death that rocks the school (and one particular girl immeasurably) and a sudden onset of "fainting" spells. Symptomatic, psychosomatic or simply hysteria? But the real question may not be the how of things, but the why.
I was interested in The Falling first off because I wanted to see Maisie Williams (the precocious yet deadly Arya Stark on Game of Thrones) in another light. She much reminds me of Emma Watson, another child star who became famous for a fantasy series and went on to a strong career after the series ended. Granted, Game of Thrones is still very much in progress, but I would say Williams is going to have a good chance at extending her career long after it ends. The Falling proves she can handle something …
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