Rebecca Hall plays a small town journalist who, struggling to write the biography of her late husband, meets a brash, smart-alecky New York academic (Jason Sudeikis). The unlikely pair strike up a deal to collaborate on the book, forcing them to confront truths about themselves and the possibility that the next chapter in their lives may involve each other. (R – 105 minutes)
“Tumbledown” is a romantic dramedy that is less about passion than it is about the way in which we genuinely affect one another. As a result, it is far more emotionally resonant than the genre’s typical fare. The movie is sometimes slow and we never quite care about the recently deceased folk singer at the center of the story as much as director Sean Mewshaw and screenwriter Desiree Van Til might want us to, but we witness an authentic transformation in Rebecca Hall’s and Jason Sudeikis’s characters that encourages honest introspection. And by the end, we are truly touched by their profound connection.