APORIA – A Review by John Strange
How do you deal with the paradoxes and pitfalls of changing the past? How do you deal with the feelings resulting from what it takes to regain one dear to you? This is what the movie Aporia is asking of us, and the characters in the film.
When her husband, Mal (Edi Gathegi), was run over and killed, Sophie (Judy Greer) and their daughter (Faithe Herman) was left in a pit of despair and misery. Barely able to move forward, she discovers that there might be a way to reverse the action that took away her husband. In her misery, does she stop to consider the results of taking this action? Or is her need to regain her beloved Mal just too much to allow her to think straight?
This is a very dark film filled with characters dealing with the results of their decisions and actions. It is intense and thought-provoking in a way I have not experienced in a film in decades, if ever. Don’t watch this on a date unless the two of you have a VERY solid relationship. It might result in conversations that, perhaps, are best left in the movie theater.
Director: Jared Moshé
Cast: Edi Gathegi, Judy Greer, Payman Maadi, Faithe Herman
MPAA Rating: R (for some language)
Selig Rating: 4 Stars
Runtime: 104 Min.
Release Date: 08/11/2023
Movie Site: APORIA Official Site
Trailer: APORIA Trailer
The Selig Rating Scale:
5 Stars – Excellent movie/show, well worth the time and price.
4 Stars – Good movie/show
3 Stars – OK movie/show
2 Stars – Well, there was nothing else…
1 Star – Total waste of time.