This film seemed to try to be so emotional in the beginning but it just seemed so fake. You have a mother with Huntington's disease who wants to die; a daughter who takes care of her who also has Huntington's, and another daughter not really in the loop because Ava (Chloe Farnworth), the daughter who takes care of their mother, doesn't tell her anything. There are closeups of crying, like 'real' emotional crying but no one has any tears. The composition; which should enhance the emotional scenes, is lackluster in delivery and barely audible. It's more audible in the fantasy that Ava has (which, other than Ava, everyone there believes is reality, and the real world is Ava's fantasy.)
I first thought this would be like a Walter Mitty type film. It's not, in any way, except maybe the fantasy part. The acting's standard, photography, etc., are all standard; like paint-by-numbers, or something. Never really going outside the lines. There is one character, Sweet P (Marc Hawes), who knows he's part of Ava's fantasy but everyone else do not. At the core, the fantasy and reality are not different. The story arc is the same, just different settings. Kind of makes the fantasy nonsensical, or the reality.
I never really felt this film went anywhere past the beginning. 40 minutes in it's still the beginning of the film; and then realize there's only 40 minutes left of the film and I wondered when was it going to get past the start of the film. Perhaps that's on purpose so the fantasy always continues and reality never sets in; and that would work if the fantasy world wasn't just a mirror of reality, as it is in this film.
Part of the fantasy aspect reminded me of the animated film 'Inside Out', where Ava created imaginary people who are just emotions. She keeps trying to remember who they are but they're just her individual emotions. Other characters, including the emotions at times, are just fodder. I think the film probably would have worked better if it started as fantasy and gradually became reality. Starting it as reality just created (as stated) a mirror image and made the overall story bland and uninteresting. I felt there was no real attachment to characters, especially Ava.
52 minutes in there's a sex scene between Ava and Jessa (Lauryn Nicole Hamilton) that moved in slow motion, mainly showing them kissing, but also showing their breasts briefly but then Ava lays down and Jessa goes down on Ava, and then for six minutes of slow motion with Ava's breasts shown in the last 2-3 minutes of it. Frankly, I just didn't get that scene. It lasts for a long time with a loud song playing; well, it seemed long probably because of the slow motion. As an heterosexual guy, it was lovely to watch, very sensual and sexual simultaneously but as a movie lover: it felt like it was inserted in with absolutely no reason to be there but to titillate the audience watching. It goes back to reality in the last nine minutes of the film.
Overall it's an 'eh' movie.