Slender in the bouquet like a magic brew, “Come Away” twists the story’s folds into a silent melodrama. The film proposes that Peter Pan and Alice of Wonderland are brothers and sisters. As children, they share a happy life, until a family tragedy prompts them to retreat to their respective fictional lands.
The story takes place in the English countryside, where craftsman Jack (David Oyelowo) and his wife Rose (Angelina Jolie) live in a quaint cottage with three children. Children practice their active imaginations in the forest, where they pretend to shoot arrows and cross swords in battle. Director Brenda Chapman (“Brave”) convinces us about her life with siblings. An overturning scree is shown a ship full of pirates; Sticks, when branded, become sharp blades.
Then, in an unhappy turn, an accident drives the family away from grief. As Jack’s gambling problem re-emerges and Rose develops a taste for wine, the plot becomes dull and the frame seems strange with brown. Younger children Peter (Jordan A. Nash) and Alice (Keira Chance) try to escape the pain through imaginary trips to Neverland and Wonderland. Even those brief intervals cannot raise the oppressive sadness.
The pleasures of “Peter Pan” and “Alice in Wonderland” lie in how the stories spark the imagination in the coming ages. Drawing a clear line between Peter and Alice’s terrestrial trauma and their eccentric world, “Come Away” spoils the metaphor – like a version of “The Wizard of Oz” in which Dorothy spends the entire time in Kansas. Too boring for Youngsters and too hasty to grow up, “Come Away” empties itself with magic.
Rated PG. Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes. In theaters and available for rent or purchase E tune, Google play And other streaming platforms and payment TV operators. Please consult guidelines Outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before watching the film inside theaters.