BitPix has just announced its Pick Of The Week, and this week’s selection is the fantastic film, Flowers In December. The film, starring Dee Wallace, Robert Craighead, Gabrielle Stone and JB Blanc follows the story of a mid-50’s woman who lives a difficult live, filled with regret, disappointment and the search for something she once had, and lost. Her obsession with what she once had with a former flame brings her to the brink of a life-altering choice that threatens to change anything good she still has in this world.
Wallace is excellent as Hannah, bringing a heart and pain to role that so exemplifies those feelings. She’s flawed, but trying her best, doing whatever she can to hold on to the one thing she believes will make her happy while still attempting to make due with her circumstances. With Wallace leading the show, the rest of the cast does a great job of bringing this troubled dynamic to life in the film, adding an equally flawed cast of characters into Hannah’s orbit, who, despite their own shortcomings, seem to truly love her as she is.
Hannah’s relationships are complicated, from her seemingly lifeless relationship with live-in boyfriend Donald (JB Blanc) to the strained connection between her and her daughter Holly (Gabrielle Stone). Adding to that complication is Eddie (Robert Craighead), and old flame who seems to completely have Hannah’s heart in his hands. Their relationship is strangely beautiful, and without giving too much away, has its own contradictory romanticism to it that really cuts into the core of the story.
Writer and Director JT Mollner delivers on a complex, romantic and tragic story of people who are just trying to make what they believe are the right choices for themselves, despite the consequences.
Flowers In December is an emotionally challenging film that, even though it has little connection to personal experience, hits home. There’s so much depth to each character in the film, even some of the characters that are given very little time on screen to be seen. Wallace’s Hannah is the true lead of the film, with the audience following her story from beginning to end, but with each small piece, we get a greater view of the circumstances of these people’s lives and their hardships, the complex and difficult relationships they all have with one another, and what ramifications the choices made in the film could have on them all. It’s really interesting to be able to get so much from so little, a testament to the ability of this cast and crew to really bring an emotionally-driven story to life.
Flowers In December, the Bitpix Pick of the Week, will be available on the BitPix platform on January 26th, 2021. It’s one that fans of hard-hitting romantic dramas will not want to miss.