Review: Letters from the Big Man

Letters From the Big Man (Includes Bonus Documentary)

letters from the big man

A government hydrologist Sarah Smith (Lily Rabe) travels into the wilderness and encounters an unusual friend.

I really enjoyed the scenery, although some of it seemed to be stock wilderness footage. The music was pleasant and peaceful, and it worked perfectly with the movie. On the downside, at no point did I believe that Sarah Smith was alone “IN” the wilderness. You just don’t wake up in the morning, while camping, looking “Hollywood” perfect.


She would measure things and then flick the sample away like trash … just didn’t seem like the character. There were those moments when I laughed as she daydreamed. I couldn’t help but think there is an example of wasted tax-payer dollars. Instead of burning calories investigating the area, I’ll jump rope. She chopped wood like she was about to fall on her face. She just didn’t come off as a country girl.

I really wanted to hit the fast-forward button and it took all of my will-power to resist the urge. That being said, I wouldn’t want to miss seeing her feeding a squirrel while dressed in a towel — repeatedly.


“You must see us, feel us, with your heart.”

All in all, I thought the movie was about average. It had it’s moments, but I couldn’t get into the main character.  I’d give it 3 stars out of 5.






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