The Makings of You
Nothing happens until two people fall in love — and then the whole world changes.
Jay R. Ferguson
“Director Matt Amato’s breathtaking movie isn’t just a love story—it’s a prismatic love story. At its core is the story of Judy and Wallis, a single mother and lonely bachelor. As they fall for each other, Amato deftly shows us how the electricity of their relationship changes everyone and everything around them. As Wallis’ poet roommate, Carl, types: “Nothing happens until two people fall in love / and then the whole world changes.” The really profound thing about it is that we get to experience that transformation by proxy too. Thanks to the gorgeous cinematography, St. Louis’ tipsy brick buildings, humid streets, and undulating river are all touched with that magic and glow you feel when you’re in love. And of course we wouldn’t believe it at all without the powerful performances of the cast, including Sheryl Lee as Judy, Jay Ferguson as Wallis, and Grace Zabriskie as Judy’s complex, totally indefatigable mother, Margaret.”