I admit, the only reason I watch White Bird In a Blizzard is – of course – for Shailene Woodley, an up-and-coming young starlet that gain recognition for her breakthrough performance in The Spectacular Now (2013) and Divergent (2014). She is truly a babe, and what’s even more scrumptious is that she’s not shy from nude or intimate scenes. In fact, you’ll find a number of those in this novel adaptation movie.
Set aside of her sweet looks and skin exposures, White Bird In a Blizzard is a delightful melodrama in its own little special ways, tackling common suburban themes of detachment, dysfunction relationships and sexual awakening.
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I won’t say much about Shailene’s performance because I’m just dead-on subjective on the matter. I especially like her character’s ‘rebel’ fashion style of choice; boots, ripped shirt and army jacket. The only issue, I have, is that I probably could never get used of her cursing out. “Fucking” or “I miss fucking you” with that face just doesn’t quite add up for me.
Evan Green, playing as Shailene’s deranged insecure mother, never fails to give an extraordinary performance. She knows how to pick diverse roles and most importantly always delivers.
Christopher Meloni partners again with Eva Green since Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014 ) taking role as the weak-kneed father, which is interesting from the stereotype he’s known for. I know him mostly for his role as the angry tough-guy cop Elliot Stabler in Law & Order SVU. I haven’t really had the pleasure to see him in big motion pictures other than Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and he plays a detective there as well.
With superb cinematography, the soundtrack is a major factor that makes the movie enjoyable and watchable; great selection of 80s to early 90s bands to represent youth angst and suburban life such as Cocteau Twins, The Psychedelic Furs, Siouxsie And The Banshees, New Order and Pet Shop Boys.
So if you’re a fan of Shailene, Eva, and enjoy (kinda) depressing movie with a great soundtrack, take some time to check this movie out.
If you’re interested to listen to the soundtrack, watch below: