The Tracey Fragments
The Tracey Fragments follows Tracey as she races against time and the approaching blizzard, through her fractured memories two stories are told, one of a tormented 15 year old girl from a dysfunctional family who is manically searching for her brother who she hypnotised into believing he was a dog, then lost track of him in the park by a river. It’s also a story of ho and why she lost him and as both stories converge towards the final we discover why Tracey’s mind is so fragmented.
The Tracey Fragments is by no means an easy movie to watch – or follow, its almost constant use of multi image split screen cinematography well reflects the tormented mind of a 15 year old girl, but by over laying slightly different angles of the same scenes, whilst repeating and overlapping the conversation, doesn’t make for an enjoyable experience.
Had it been used more sparingly, even as a scene transition the outcome might have been easier to view and comprehend.
Despite the difficulty with the visual approach, Ellen Page does a wonderful job of playing a convincing adolescent girl, lost, not only physically but emotionally and spiritually.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read.
Rating: R16 – Contains violence,offensive language,sex scenes and content that may disturb.
Release Date: October 15th, 2008
Stars: Ellen Page, Ari Cohen, Max McCabe-Lokos, Erin McMurtry, Julian Richings
Length (Minutes): 74
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Year of Original Release: 2007
Supported Audio: Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Studio: Vendetta Films
Media Format: DVD
Director: McDonald, Bruce