Friday, October 8, 2021

Mass - 3 Stars - ON DEMAND - October 8, 2021

 Mass imagines the meeting of two sets of parents of children killed in a tragedy.  Ann Dowd and Reed Birney meet Martha Plimpton and Jason Issacs in a dingy church basement for an encounter arranged by clergy.  The story unfolds theatrically, more like a play than a film.  As the layers peel away, intensity increases.  Mass contains first rate acting, especially from grieving mothers Ann Dowd and Martha Plimpton.  It takes courage to watch this tough difficult encounter.