All That You Love Will Be Carried Away

Posted: August 17, 2005
Category: Dollar Babies
This is the second (there is also a third) Dollar Baby based on King’s story All That You Love Will Be Carried Away that I have seen. The story is one of those that easily adapts to the screen but it’s not the same as saying it’s easy to adapt it though. This is a very emotional story that has to be told in the right way or you’ll ruin it.

Scott Albanese, the films director, has done a good job and the feeling from King’s story is there. It’s a little short though (15 minutes) and could easily have been about 5-10 minutes longer without loosing its feel. It would have given it more depth…I think.

Still it’s a good movie and it’s a good performance from Kent Vaughan as Alfie. I’m not sure it it’s he who is the narrator as well but the voice that does the narrating (I think it’s Kent) is very good. It fits the mood of the movie very well.

The problem with these Dollar Babies is that they are pretty hard to come by. If you get to see them it’s probably in small format online or at a film festival. Still, they are often worth seeing even if in small format and this one certainly is no different.

Lilja's final words about All That You Love Will Be Carried Away:

If you get a chance to catch this one in a festival or online you should definitely take it. King’s feeling is here, the acting is good, the movie is good. See it if you can.

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