Heard 'Loud' and Clear
Snoogans - wrote on 12/09/16
'Louder Than Bombs' is an examination of three characters dealing with the aftermath of their great personal loss. The wife/mother has passed and she is shown in sporadic flashback interacting individually with her husband and two sons. We spend most of the film concentrating on the three men, getting an inside look at their personal issues, how they deal with this death, and how they can eventually become a close nit family once more. It is at times heavy and emotional, but it's also insightful and positive. The story is told in a slightly non-linear fashion, with a poetic visual gesture that emphasizes the three males own individual artistic/intellectual endeavors. These introspective moments are raw, real, and kind of poignant. There are aspects of one (or all) of their trials that some can relate to. An honest and moving portrait.