Reviewed byWilliam EspinosaVote: 9/10/10
LAMB is set in the Midwest and its conventions. A middle aged man,beset by adult challenges including the death of a parent, work andcrumbling relationships, encounters a young girl whose home hasprovided no identity or value. The two go on a road trip deeper intothe heart of the country and into unexpected inner places. LAMB isrisky and challenging exploration of love, our need for it, the unusualplaces where we find it and the sacrifices it calls for. Oona Laurenceas the young girl is superb and deserves consideration for a BestActress award. The cinematography is evocative. Ross Partridge is to becommended for his integrity, courage and skill in bringing this storyto the screen.
Reviewed byPeter LormeVote: 8/10/10
Lamb (2015) is a unique indie drama directed, written and produced byRoss Partridge, who also stars in the film. To be completely honest, Ithink this film is extremely hard to talk about. At points, I found itextremely uncomfortable. But that's the point. Well acted all around.Oona Laurence and Ross Partridge both gave excellent performances. Inaddition to great performances, the cinematography was also wonderful.This isn't just a cliché indie drama. The film splits off in adifferent directions, especially with the ending. I found Lamb to be anextremely memorable movie. Really hard to talk about without spoilinganything. Just go watch it. It's worth your time.
Reviewed bybillcr12Vote: 8/10/10
David(Ross Partridge) is a forty seven year old man who has just losthis father and divorced his wife and seems on the verge of a nervousbreak down. After burying his father, he meets an eleven year old girl,Tommie(Oona Laurence) at a parking lot, where, somehow, they connect.Thus begins a strange journey, where the two relate on an emotionallevel. David takes Tommie on a road trip to a desolate cabin in themountains while searching for some meaning to his life. Tommie is anoutcast with indifferent parents. The writer of the novel, Lamb, BonnieNadzam, claims to never have read Lolita, which was also adapted forthe screen in 1962 by Stanley Kubrick. The themes are similar, butLolita's protagonist, played by the precocious and self assured fifteenyear old Sue Lyon, is a million miles apart from the innocent elevenyear old Oona Laurence. Though at times unsettling, Lamb never veersinto Lolita's explicitly sexual territory. Partridge and Laurence areriveting together and I look forward to see what the young actress doesnext. Lamb is a solid 8/10.
Lamb, based on the novel by Bonnie Nadzam, traces the self-discovery of David Lamb in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie, an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness, and takes Tommie for a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, planning to initiate her into the beauty of the mountain wilderness. The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.