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"Unrest" now on iTunes - review

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Diwi9, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Diwi9

    Diwi9 Senior Member

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    "Unrest" was released today on iTunes and I just finished watching it. These are a few of my intial thoughts.

    It is a film that will definitely spread awareness of ME/CFS, but it is impossible for me to understand how someone without the disease would view the film! There were many scenes that were so intimate and personal, as someone with ME/CFS, I did not feel like a viewer because I've shared in the experience. I would love to read reviews by people without the disease and what they learned.

    Her relationship with Omar is quite profound. Those with caregivers have a completely different experience of this disease, than from those on their own. The isolation of ME/CFS can be amplified exponentially when one is dependent on self-care; this aspect was not featured in the film.

    I'm very thankful and grateful to Jen Brea and all of those involved for completing this film. Can't wait for it to air on PBS and be received by a wider audience.
     
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    I met someone online only a couple of weeks ago who I have since grown to be very close friends with. She had never heard of ME before. I suggested she go to see it at the cinema, which she did. She said she cried all the way through. She has since joined her local ME Action network and attended a recent meeting with them. Someone else at the meeting said they had no connection to ME at all, but they had seen Unrest and felt they wanted to do something about it.

    So I'd say it comes across pretty well!
     
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    Cheesus Senior Member

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    @Diwi9

    May I suggest that you and anyone else who has seen the film leave a review on iTunes? Some people (myself included) rely heavily on reviews when making a decision about what to watch. Some honest reviews would be very helpful.
     
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  4. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    Hi @Diwi9,

    Most of the official reviews have been written by people without the disease. You can check a lot of them out on PR:
    Unrest media coverage: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...documentary-media-coverage.48820/#post-805620
    Unrest updates: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/unrest-updates.49859/ and more spread all over PR. But we didn't manage to post all reviews here, there're just too many and all positive so far. You can also find a lot of reactions on social media, some also from healthy people. Especially at the film festivals a lot of healthy people without any link to chronic illness seem to stumble into the movie without knowing what it is about and still seem to really like it.

    I agree about the relationship part. Will maybe write more later. Need to eat something first.:)

    Wow!!! That's one of the greatest things I've read so far. Even better or as good as people donating after the movie. :thumbsup:
     
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    eric_gladiator Senior Member

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    Does this come out in movie theaters all over the world? will it be in local languages soon? This would be very interesting if netflix or some other platform would be interested in the
     
  6. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    @eric_gladiator You can find all info on the website: https://www.unrest.film/
     
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    ahimsa Senior Member

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    Regarding how folks who are not ME patients have reacted to this film, the Rotten Tomatoes website lists several reviews by film critics (e.g., Katie Walsh @ Los Angeles Times, Glenn Kenny @ RogerEbert.com, ...) I'm pretty sure these professional critics are not ME patients. :)

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/unrest_2017/reviews/

    All the critics wrote good reviews of the film

    This site would be another place to write a review for those who are interested.

    Edit: I just realized that @Joh has posted a link to the thread talking about reviews. I haven't looked but I'll bet that thread has a lot more links to reviews, including the Rotten Tomatoes site. So, a small "oops" for my duplication of info :confused::) but maybe it's useful for someone out there.
     
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    Are the releases on iTunes different per country mine says premordered and avaliable for rent on dec 15 :(
     
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    Diwi9 Senior Member

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    I think that you can purchase now, but it will be available to rent later in the year. I didn't have any problems with the purchase and I'm in the US.
     
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    Joh Inactivist

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    Look who's also watching Unrest on iTunes:
     
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    Ember Senior Member

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    Liisa Liisa addresses the limitation that you mention, calling the film “a very important start in telling the ME story:“
    Her complete film review is here.
     
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    It only comes across well if the one not suffering is open to it, I know that because I have seen it with my husband and I am greatlull that he was willing to see it and the film was everything me or all of us ,as I am in process of diagnosis and also already on medications .... so people who are not open to it it appears as another film , fiction, he can see that those are real people but I think there is disbelieve, not real and not possible , simply fake I think their believe is like if you take a car to mechanic and they fix it now everything is ok so they just tell you to go see dr. And come back take pill and tomorrow you will be fine ..... I wish..
     
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