Slow pace puz­zling in ‘Na­ture’

Austin American-Statesman - - D MOVIES & LIFE - By Matthew Odam modam@states­ Na­ture

“In Our Na­ture” wri­ter­di­rec­tor Brian Savel­son got his start in the the­ater, which helps ex­plain why his di­rec­to­rial de­but is driven by sec­tions of lengthy di­a­logue. But it is a very slow drive.

The movie feels com­fort­able in its glacial pace, in part thanks to per­for­mances that breathe and un­fold nat­u­rally. But the characters in this fam­ily drama are not given enough back­story or nu­ance to make their prob­lems feel real, and none of the characters war­rants much in­ter­est or com­pas­sion.

Seth (Zach Gil­ford of

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