This heartbreaking and powerful drama is now available in theaters nationwide, as well as on digital or video on demand through Apple TV and a few other outlets.
Rushed Movie Review (2021)
Rushed is directed by Vibeke Muasya and written by Siobhan Fallon Hogan. It stars Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Robert Patrick, Ellie Frankel, Liam Hogan, Lily Rosenthal, and Jay Jay Warren.
Barbara O’Brien, an Irish Catholic mother, has her life turned upside-down when her son, a freshman in college, is involved in a tragic hazing incident.
Siobhan Fallon Hogan is stellar. She was perfect in this role as a fierce mother. I love how dedicated she was to her family. Now, many would say that she’s smothered her kids, but I absolutely understand the feeling of wanting to be a part of your kid’s lives, even when they grow up and move away.
It’s really hard to let go of those apron strings and cut those. It’s a delicate balance of offering freedom and support at the same time.
I was blown away to learn that not only is she just an incredible actress, but that she also wrote the screenplay.
Her performance reminded me of Francis McDermott. I thought she was that good. I would love to see her nominated for Best Actress because I thought she was that good. Seriously, it’s worth it just to watch her performance and to really bring to life this character, who is quirky and lovable and endearing and hilarious.
The first time I ever saw her was in the movie Men in Black, where she says this line about sugar water, and she says it in such a funny way that my family still laughs whenever we repeat the line.
And I really hadn’t seen her do that much really since then, which was a long time ago. So it’s so good to see her do something and crush it.
It’s also always really good to see Robert Patrick, who plays her husband. He’ll forever be the Terminator or the T three to me.
Jay Jay Warren does a really great job in this role, and the last sentence out of the mother Barbara’s mouth was so profound and very well done.
I recognized Peri Gilpin’s voice long before I actually recognized her face for some reason. I don’t think I’ve seen her since her famous role as Roz in the hilarious and awesome TV series Frasier.
I don’t know if you’ve ever seen it, but it’s so good, and she does such a great job in that show. I’ve always enjoyed her performances, and I love that TV show and I love her performance in this, although it’s a very small role.
I thought it was symbolic that the mom prayed every day to the Virgin Mary, feeling a very special bond with her as a mother.
She lit candles, prayed the rosary, and even talked to her like a friend like she knew her. And it’s cute because a few times she swears or she says things, and she’s like, Oh, I’m so sorry. You know, as if she were talking to a friend, but also recognizing that she is a very special friend. So you could tell that she could relate to the mother of God because she was a mother.
Noticeably very good direction in this film. I thought some of the camera angles were insightful, as well as just being very good.
Now with those glowing praises. There were some things I didn’t like about the movie, so first of all, not really a take on the filmmaking, but just this rant that I’ve had for years.
That is, why would anyone want to join a fraternity that had a bunch of total douchebags in it that truly didn’t care about the guys that were pledging the fraternity? I’ve never understood that.
The president of this fraternity, played by Jake Weary very well, couldn’t even complete a sentence without an F-bomb.
Why would people want to hang out with someone like that? I mean, all he did was get drunk and just hang out and do nothing, we never see him study, you know, even though this is in college, I’ve just never understood that.
There are some subplots that are completely dropped and you’re left with unanswered questions by the end of the movie. And so I thought that that was a little disappointing.
There’s also an uneven tone of the movie that changes from Act one, which is a drama to Act two, which is a dark comedy of sorts to act three that becomes more of a thriller, and it is also still dark with tiny touches of comedy.
Some viewers are criticizing the twist in Act three and saying it doesn’t match the personalities of the people or one person in particular.
I don’t want to give any spoilers, but I disagree, especially given the last line of the movie that makes you realize how completely serious and overwhelming all of these events were.
There is a lot of profanity and F-bombs in the movie, especially whenever this stupid fraternity president shows up. I’m just like, Seriously, come on.
There’s lots and lots of alcohol, which plays a role in the movie and the events drug use as well, and then just looking at sorrow and mourning and how different people react to death and trying to overcome that incredible grieving and sorrow.
Some of the themes, in addition to grieving and sorrow that are illustrated very well in the movie, are accountability, motherhood, justice, revenge, choice, and consequences. Underdogs, sisterhood with other moms, brotherhood with fraternities, traditions, and how they’re not always good.
And making changes in legislation and how difficult that can be, especially given the culture in Washington, DC and the money that flows to it.
So I am going to give Rushed movie (2021) a B-Minus.
It’s a powerful movie with a very important message, and while the topic may seem dated, it is definitely worth talking about again.
because legislation hasn’t made enough changes to prevent these young guys and girls in college getting in trouble and even getting in making fatal decisions.
Guys thank you so much as always for reading the review of Rushed Movie (2021). See you next time.
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