My husband and I found this movie very bizarre.There was a lot going on in the story that was a little hard to follow. There were too many scenes replayed to make a plot point but not enough of the things that were happening were explained to help the viewer understand. If you were to try to watch this movie without reading a summary of what it was about you'd be totally lost.I thought the acting was very good. But the problem I had was with the main character. He was quite self destructive. I really wanted to like him, and he really did seem to want to do the right things for other people, he went about many things the wrong way.I wasn't horrible, just quite.....strange!
Some of the acting was quite good, the directing was overall - weak. I found the story and the film to be self important and really lacking in originality (for the type of film that has only that to offer).The music was saccharin and most of the scenes were over lit, creating something that just screams: TV production, trying to be a serious film.I see that the lead actor also wrote and directed this project. Not surprising.The actor has charisma, no doubt, but as a director, his work is very homogenized and predictable.I had big hopes for this film after finding it listed on iTunes. Really disappointing to pay the same for this film as a film by Oliver Stone, One of the Scotts or any of a list of A list pros.Give this one a miss. My teeth are still aching.I'm not even going to begin to delve into the imperfections in the production here. Not worth the time.Thumbs way down.
I saw this film in my TV room on net flix march 2014 I liked it/. Parts of the film were weak but over all I think the idea was good and well presented. Its a fantasy accept it as that!! magic realism is "an aesthetic style or genre of fiction in which magical elements blend with the real world. The story explains these magical elements as real occurrences, presented in a straightforward manner that places the "real" and the "fantastic" in the same stream of thought. Although it is most commonly used as a literary genre, magic realism also applies to film and the visual arts." I think writer/director Marcus Dean fuller did a great job considering he wrote and directed!! At age eighteen, while climbing with friends, Marcus fell over one hundred feet breaking and his back in several places. After weeks in the hospital he received the news that he would not regain use of his legs. Two weeks later he walked out of the hospital. This experience became the inspiration for his first feature film, One Fall.Mr. Fuller serves on the Yale School of Drama Board of Advisors, the Yale University Alumni Board, The Nantucket Theater Institute Board of Directors and the Hyde Museum Board of Trustees. He holds degrees in English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
I recently watched One Fall on Demand. It truly is a wonderful, wonderful movie. I was very refreshed to watch something that inspired hope. I'm looking forward to more of Marcus Fuller's works. The movie is about a man, James, who develops the power to heal sick people around him after he somehow survives a fall off of a cliff just outside a town, One Fall. After the fall, James leaves his hometown. He didn't know how to reveal his new power to his friends and family. After a short stint in jail, he returns home. He begins to use his gift for personal profit--everyone loves his gift, but secretly he's using it only for financial and status gain. James begins to question his own motives and must figure out why he was fortunate enough to survive such a drastic fall. It's a grand tale of how we all use our individual gifts--sometimes for selfish reasons, but ultimately, we must make sacrifices and place our talents in the right places. Enjoyed the movie very much! Give it a watch!