Sunday, November 11, 2012
Under 250: The Sound of My Voice
As we get to know Maggie, as we get to see her maybe fumble or maybe not, as we first doubt her than wonder, as her possible motives may be revealed, the film carries itself with a cool intellectualism that seems, almost, to trick the viewer into subjugation. The Sound of My Voice seems as though it's doing something clever, as though it's saying something new, but ultimately the ending belies its own uncertainty. Where I don't have a problem with an unsatisfying or sudden conclusion, The Sound of My Voice has an ending that reads as though the filmmakers themselves actually couldn't decide which possible ending they wanted to run with and decided to try instead to leave it up to the audience. Problem is...usually there aren't this many threads left hanging at the moment of supposed resolution. See it for the middle section, don't say I didn't warn you.