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Sundance Movie Review: ‘Drift’ Is A Touching Tale Of Friendship After Tragedy


Sundance Movie Review: ‘Drift’ Is A Touching Tale Of Friendship After Tragedy

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Sundance Movie Review: 'Drift' Is A Touching Tale Of Friendship After Tragedy

Jan. 28 (UPI) — Drift , which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, is a heartbreaking story of friendship born of tragedy. Cynthia Erivo and Alia Shawkat present candid scenes of dating women from different backgrounds.

Jacqueline (Eriveau) lives a homeless life on a Greek island. Early drift shows him making beds out of sandbags, feeding himself sugar packets and massaging the feet of beachgoers so they can afford more healthy food.

Flash reports indicate that Jacqueline is living a more luxurious lifestyle in Liberia. He travels with Helen (Mr. Swinton Byrne), who is conspicuously absent from the picture, and flashbacks slowly reveal how Jacqueline ended up in Greece.

In the present, Jacqueline meets Kali (Shaukat) while visiting a historical site. Callie loved to chat while the tourists laughed.

Callie helps Jacqueline with a woman's emergency, but when she offers to buy Jacqueline dinner, Jacqueline politely declines. I'm still traveling

Callie and Jacqueline develop a friendship based on kindness. Callie could do little for Jacqueline and she did.

This is in stark contrast to the restaurant manager, who sees Jacqueline stealing leftovers from an empty table.

It's clear that a restaurant table can't be against everyone, but it makes a difference for those who do their jobs and interrupt them. Jacqueline answered as best she could.

Suffice it to say, sparks create something terrifying. It is sensitively handled and addresses the real trauma experienced by many people in Africa and other regions.

Knowing Kali doesn't make things better, and it shouldn't. Hopefully, living with Jacqueline for 90 minutes makes viewers empathize so that if they meet someone in need, they can be a little like Callie.

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People in Jacqueline's condition don't come home 90 minutes after the credits roll. A little kindness can make a difference in their lives.

Fred Topple, who attended film school Ithaca College, is an entertainment writer for Los Angeles-based UPI. Professional film critic since 1999, Rotten Tomatoes critic since 2001, and member of the Television Critics Association since 2012. Read more about his work in entertainment

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