“Amy” (Krysten Ritter) puts her dreams on hold so she can care for her younger siblings. But when she meets a drifter named “Sam” (Brian Geraghty), Amy wonders anew what she is meant to do with her life.
Refuge is a lovely, low-key character study which makes excellent use of its Long Island location. Directed by playwright Jessica Goldberg, who crafted the screenplay from her own play. (JLH: 4/5)
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Photo Credits: Charlotte Jardat-Katz
“Amy” (Krysten Ritter) is definitely the central character in this film. In addition to her poignant scenes with “Sam” (Brian Geraghty), Amy has multiple interactions with both of her siblings, “Nat” (Logan Huffman) and “Lucy” (Madeleine Martin).
Lucy also has important scenes with her BFF “Molly” (Juliet Garrett), and Amy has a brief but extremely revealing encounter with her old friend “Carrie” (Helen Rogers).
Yes, without question, Refuge passes the Bechdel Test!