Chloe has a dark secret that haunts her, but she doesn’t quite know what it is. She is plagued by nightmares and flashbacks of something that lurks below her consciousness, but she cannot quantify it. She also does not want to talk to anyone about it except her trusted friend Rebecca. Chloe has pushed everyone away, including her mother. But when she is faced with something she cannot reconcile, she will have to reach out to someone before it’s too late.
Production Quality (2.5 points)
The Faith Street Films team has consistently shown a commitment to quality productions—this is evident again in Wildflower. Camera work is professional, as is video quality. Audio quality is error-free and the soundtrack is superb and enhances the experience. Sets and locations are good as well. The only problem to point out here is editing. Some scenes are unnecessarily long while others are cut too short. As will be discussed next, too much of the same thing happens. But overall, this is a great production that shows great promise.
Plot and Storyline Quality (1 point)
Wildflower is a much-needed Christian psychological thriller, but it’s extremely frustrating to watch, knowing all that could have been. For starters, the heavy-handed narration throughout doesn’t allow the plot to develop naturally. Great issues are raised here, but the characters are stunted by too much narration and not enough dialogue. Though there are excellent psychological elements and flashbacks, the plot is based too much on coincidences. Overall, we know that the creators mean well and is was great to try something different, but without deeper development, the storyline and its characters are left only halfway finished. We would love to see this concept remade in some way.
Acting Quality (2 points)
Though this cast is relatively small, they do a fairly good job pulling this off. They are mostly believable, but there are some underwhelming performances that seem to hold this film back from being all that it could be. Emotions are mostly realistic, but there are some overdone elements that distract from the story. In short, this is an above-average effort that had the ability to be better.
It is always disappointing to see a downgrade from Hall of Fame, especially since King’s Faith was enjoyable. We love psychological thrillers, but Wildflower left us wanting for more. The issues portrayed in this film are important and need to be discussed, we fear the way they are packaged in this film will turn people off. We sincerely wish this plot could be reworked so that it could reach its full greatness. Nonetheless, Nicholas DiBella and his team are certainly talented and we can’t wait to see what they have planned next.
Final Rating: 5.5 out of 10 points
Full disclosure: We were provided by the creator with a copy of this film in exchange for a fair and honest review