Film Review: Leave The World Behind

Film Review: “Leave The World Behind”

“Leave the world behind.” Julia Roberts said this exact line in her role as Amanda in the movie Leave the World Behind. The movie is about a family as they go on an abrupt vacation at Amanda’s request. During that vacation, they are caught in an unexpected disaster as all communication is cut off to the whole world. The movie brings two families together who are complete strangers to a home as they are stuck trying to figure out what exactly is going on in the world. As they are trying to figure out what’s going on multiple other problems happen along the way such as one of the kids getting very sick or even losing a child as she wanders off. This is a good movie that will keep you on your toes as well as get your mind thinking about what is going on or even what is going to happen next. There are a bunch of events that truly I can not tell you what happened as it is one heck of a confusing movie. This movie was based on the novel “Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam. The novel was made in 2020 and this movie was based on that novel in 2023. After reading more about the book itself there are a few changes on the film itself that are different from the book. The biggest difference between the book and the film would be the ending as the book will give you a full ending on what happens to certain people, the movie does not and comes to a sudden end. I am a little dissatisfied with the ending in the movie as it’s a huge cliffhanger, something that people will be thinking about for a long time. Overall, I think this movie was an incredible movie as it kept most of the same themes and stages from the book. I will say I hope there is a second movie made even if there isn’t a second book made. I think it’s just some self-clarity that I feel I need as well as some of the fans need.

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Hello everyone, my name is Michael Varela but here at the college everyone calls me Mikey or Big Mike. I got that second nickname from the football players while playing spring football for the Juco last spring. I am a sports administration major hoping to graduate this upcoming spring. I was born and raised here in Garden City. This is my first year in GC3 Media. My free time includes watching sports as well as staying active. I am a part of a lot of Recreational activities for the Garden City Recreational Center. I am also a track and field coach for the St. Mary’s Catholic track team in the spring. One good fun fact about me is that I am really good with electronics, I hope to help GC3 Media with all the electronic needs. If you see me around campus please don’t be afraid to say hi or ask any questions!

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