There are few people who get the freedom to follow their passion and it is a tragedy when their dreams don’t get fulfilled. Among them is Ruben (Riz Ahmed) who is a drummer and one half of the metal duo Blackgammon. While touring through the US with his partner and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke), he experiences hearing difficulties that can put an end to his career. Lou, fearing that he will relapse, takes him to a deaf recovering centre to get him used to the new life. This story of tragedy and hope has been nominated for the Oscars and we have five reasons you should definitely stream Sound of Metal.
Riz Ahmed’s stellar performance
Riz Ahmed has delivered some memorable performances in Venom and The Night Of. This movie establishes him as an actor with a wide range. We see him as a rockstar and a person who loses it all. We also see him trying to live in the new reality. Your eyes will be glued to him throughout this movie.
A compelling story
We see a lot of underdogs winning at the end or people persevering through tragedy. Stories about people who are not yet ready to give up on their dreams but also change their dreams along the way are really hopeful. You are cheering for the character and are with him through his journey.
Darius Ahmed deserves a lot of praise
It takes tremendous skill to make the audience feel that they are in the character’s shoes. Darius Ahmed does that by using distorted sounds and silences to make us vicariously live through Rueben’s struggle. The writer-director has delivered an extraordinary movie.
Knowing the importance of silence
The film focuses a lot on the quiet moments of life where we allow to let our mind think. Darius Ahmed has used moments of silence to give us an idea of what Rueben might be feeling and also show us the importance of these moments of peace.
The supporting cast
No movie is a one-man show and this movie has Olivia Cooke who plays Rueben’s girlfriend Lou as the voice of reason. She undergoes her own journey that is different and yet equally hopeful.
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