Not rated | Time: 1:33
Los Angeles director/star Blake Robbins filmed this drama in and around Lawrence. He plays a college professor whose three children are killed in an accident with a drunken driver. Here’s what critics are saying:
▪ Ronnie Scheib, Variety: “Coming late to the lamentation-filled dead-children genre that flourished in Hollywood some years back, Robbins brings nothing new to the table, relying on his (acting) and viewers’ identification to fill in the script’s gaping blanks. … Robbins’ acting sounds no false notes, but the unbroken monotony of the proceedings, while arguably realistic, makes for heavy sledding cinematically.”
▪ Amy R. Handler, FilmThreat: “A few weaknesses, sadly, muddle the tempo and power of its story. Luckily, the movie’s force overpowers its flaws, and that’s what keeps us glued to the screen even when we’re tempted to walk away.”
(At Screenland Crown Center.)
| Sharon Hoffmann, The Star
MEET THE CAST
The producer and members of the cast of “The Sublime and Beautiful” will conduct Q&As after the screenings at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and next Thursday at Screenland Crown Center.