Finnian Nainby-Luxmoore, Matt Jones, Isabelle Glinn, Graham Cawte, Peter Oliver
Little Pieces is the story of Michael (Finnian Nainby-Luxmoore) and Eric (Matt Jones), two young men on a collision course with the world around them. As they race violently towards each other their world comes crashing down, changing their lives forever.
In a nutshell? I loved Little Pieces, and I'm very glad I had the chance to see this gem. If only all indies were this good!
Micro-budget first feature from director Adam Nelson, Little Pieces is a brilliant and emotional drama that deals with family, love, abuse and anger.
The story unfolds in a nonlinear way - the title should have rang a bell -, starting from the climax, then putting all the pieces of the puzzle together, and closing with a surprisingly emotional ending. It challenges your intellect, keeps you wondering for the whole time, and it does pay off well. I hope I won't cross the line by saying the result is very close to Iñárritu's. The script is well written, with characters that feel real, and makes you root for them.
The whole thing is laced up with a great direction, beautiful cinematography, and a musical score, composed by Imraan Husain, that fits the story and enhance the emotions.
The actors all do a great job. The young leading trio, Finnian Nainby-Luxmoore, Matt Jones, and Isabelle Glinn, all give solid performances. Nainby-Luxmoore and Glinn have a good chemistry, not one of those you usually see in movies, but a real-life chemistry. Peter Oliver does a good job as Jerry, but Graham Cawte is outstanding, and wonderfully portrays Michael and Eric's alcoholic father.