Think of Me

Money worries tempt a feckless single mother at the end of her tether in "Think of Me."

With:
With: Lauren Ambrose, Audrey Scott, Dylan Baker, Penelope Ann Miller, David Conrad, Adina Porter, Craig Gray.

Money worries tempt a feckless single mother at the end of her tether to make yet another bad decision in helmer-writer Bryan Wizemann’s downbeat, Las Vegas-set indie drama “Think of Me.” A showy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose emotionally volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the overly contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines viewer compassion. Further fest exposure will likely segue to home-viewing formats.

Although her finances are precarious, thirtysomething divorcee Angela (Ambrose) frequently ignores the reality of her situation, ordering taxis, buying expensive mixed drinks, and impulsively taking a minimum wage cleaning job at night although she barely manages her call-center day work. Her 8-year-old daughter Sunny (Audrey Scott) suffers from Angela’s chaotic life, sometimes neglected to the point of endangerment. The particularly forced final reel finds Angela considering a cash offer from the sister (Penelope Ann Miller) of office colleague Max (Dylan Baker, creepy) to take Sunny off her hands. Most credible elements are the moody visuals — which entirely eschew sunlight — nailing the claustrophobic, artificial atmosphere of the neon-by-night, fluorescent-by-day desert city, and the quietly natural thesping of child-star-in-the-making Scott.

Think of Me

Production: A Two Tall Boots, Greyshack Films production. (International sales: Submarine Films, New York.) Produced by Mike S. Ryan, Blythe Robertson, Lauren Ambrose. Executive producers, Peter C. Selig, Brent Stiefel. Co-producer, Alicia Van Couvering. Directed, written by Bryan Wizemann.

Crew: Camera (color, HD), Mark Schwartzbard; editor, Michael Taylor; music, Jeff Grace; production designer, Brandon Tonner-Connelly; costume designer, Deborah Newhall. Reviewed at Toronto Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema), Sept. 10, 2011. Running time: 103 MIN.

With: With: Lauren Ambrose, Audrey Scott, Dylan Baker, Penelope Ann Miller, David Conrad, Adina Porter, Craig Gray.

More Film

  • netflix-the-little-prince

    Mediawan Closes In on Acquisition of Dimitri Rassam's ON Kids & Family

    Money worries tempt a feckless single mother at the end of her tether to make yet another bad decision in helmer-writer Bryan Wizemann’s downbeat, Las Vegas-set indie drama “Think of Me.” A showy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose emotionally volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the overly contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines […]

  • China Box Office: Local Titles 'Youth'

    China Box Office: Local Titles 'Youth' and 'Dunjia' Dominate Weekend

    Money worries tempt a feckless single mother at the end of her tether to make yet another bad decision in helmer-writer Bryan Wizemann’s downbeat, Las Vegas-set indie drama “Think of Me.” A showy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose emotionally volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the overly contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Four Reasons Why 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Isn't One for the Ages

    Money worries tempt a feckless single mother at the end of her tether to make yet another bad decision in helmer-writer Bryan Wizemann’s downbeat, Las Vegas-set indie drama “Think of Me.” A showy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose emotionally volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the overly contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines […]

  • Mark Hamill and Ted Cruz Get

    Mark Hamill and Ted Cruz Get in Net Neutrality-Related Twitter Fight

    Money worries tempt a feckless single mother at the end of her tether to make yet another bad decision in helmer-writer Bryan Wizemann’s downbeat, Las Vegas-set indie drama “Think of Me.” A showy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose emotionally volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the overly contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines […]

  • 'Ethel & Ernest' Review

    Film Review: 'Ethel & Ernest'

    Money worries tempt a feckless single mother at the end of her tether to make yet another bad decision in helmer-writer Bryan Wizemann’s downbeat, Las Vegas-set indie drama “Think of Me.” A showy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose emotionally volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the overly contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines […]

  • 'The Thousand Faces of Dunjia' Review

    Film Review: 'The Thousand Faces of Dunjia'

    Money worries tempt a feckless single mother at the end of her tether to make yet another bad decision in helmer-writer Bryan Wizemann’s downbeat, Las Vegas-set indie drama “Think of Me.” A showy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose emotionally volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the overly contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines […]

  • 'Shape of Water,' 'I Tonya' Box

    Awards Contenders 'Shape of Water,' 'I, Tonya' Shine in Limited Release

    Money worries tempt a feckless single mother at the end of her tether to make yet another bad decision in helmer-writer Bryan Wizemann’s downbeat, Las Vegas-set indie drama “Think of Me.” A showy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose emotionally volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the overly contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content