Summary: I liked this, but don't watch it if you're a bit pif a d1ck who says stuff like 'nuffin' 'appens'...you might have to join up the dots and think a bit. the father's sadness made sense to me, as did what he had to do to set his daughter free to live her own life, which is what the film seemed to be about.
Summary: nasty scenes of daughter and father loving in such a way it sickened me to the core, how this filth can get lottery funding i dont know, disgusting is the only word, it would have been no stars but i have had to give it half because you have to rate it, rent this film with caution.
desolation and isolation in the Scottish highlands
1 January 2014
Summary: A sombre film with little dialogue. The story takes its cue from the Scottish highlands and is bleak and cruel. The acting is spot on and the story of a girl's coming of age,seen through the unravelling of her father's life and the customers that fill-up at the road-side garage that is her home is nuanced and deftly handled.
Summary: Yes, I agree with absolutely everything people have said about the positives of this film (acting, cinematography etc); but ultimately you can not escape the fact that the film is very boring to watch & the film's plot offers the viewer nothing new to discover. There are a lot of films with similar story lines out there.
Summary: I found Shell to be a rather melancholic and also an intensely thought provoking movie. Furthermore, I believe that the main character's complex relationship with her own farther is actually open to interpretation. In my opinion there existed a rather deep and disturbing undercurrent that was never ever really fully explored. If you actually rent this film, then may I suggest that you actually watch the dvd extras.
Stunning scenery, powerful performances but lacking ... something.
11 May 2013
Summary: Shell is quite impressive for a directorial debut and very beautiful to look at. I found the strange and intense relationship between the central characters (father and daughter) complex and interesting and I cared about what happened to them but the film as a whole left me feeling a little disappointed. If only I could put my finger on what it was that I felt was lacking! It's definitely slow paced with minimal dialogue but I don't mind that at all in a film.
Summary: Oder: Tanke im Nirgendwo Allein Allein Die junge, etwas introvertierte Shell (Chloe Pirrie) lebt zusammen mit ihrem depressiven Vater Pete (Joseph Mawle) in einer Tankstelle. Einsam, mitten im schottischen Hochland, führen die beiden einen kleinen Familienbetrieb und sorgen dafür, dass den vorbeifahrenden Lastwagen der Sprit nicht ausgeht. Das Leben in der Abgeschiedenheit zieht nicht spurlos an Shell vorbei.