Written with balanced conciseness and spaciousness via Walker and Kristen Uno, “See You Then” is a dialogue-driven personality learn about that makes you need to grasp extra about Kris and Naomi, and doesn’t get stuck up in exposition that will make extra transparent the tale’s intentions of touching at the previous whilst reflecting the longer term. Probably the most best possible issues in regards to the script is that its dialogue subjects pop up naturally, and fill in emotional and ancient house with out shedding the pacing. Mohseni and Chen are a very good on-screen pair right through with their crisply edited banter, occasionally at odds with each and every different given the previous harm that Naomi recollects way more vividly than Kris. Mohseni’s authentic heat makes Kris’ defensiveness all of the extra layered, appearing the tragedy in a significant connection that was once just about misplaced without end.
As they take a seat and occasionally stroll, their discussions contact on subjects which are hanging on their very own, like Naomi’s sensible existence possible choices, or Kris’ revel in from a 12 months in the past in transitioning, and Kris’ want to grow to be a mom. “See You Then” regularly ambles into spiky territory on every occasion Naomi calls out Kris’ earlier movements again within the faculty days, as a part of an id that Kris has moved on from in handiest positive tactics. In the meantime Naomi’s sullen ruminations about motherhood, drawn out via Kris, give loving house to the headaches that include the sort of difficult position. In a while within the night time, the 2 forestall via to peer Naomi’s youngsters. When Naomi places one among them to mattress, you’ll be able to see their dialog in her stricken gaze as she seems on the sound asleep kid.
You experience being within the corporate of Kris and Naomi such a lot that the inevitable climax—a thriller for a very long time as to what that can be—is just about dreaded. How may just this movie pull off a significant however inevitable conflict, given all of the tenderness from prior to? Nevertheless it does so fantastically, tying the entirety along side main points which were in between the pauses in their conversations. And as a result of Naomi’s artistry background, it even unfolds with a visible backdrop that naturally provides numerous colour, the digital camera spinning round them. It’s a stylized departure from the up to now restrained taste, and it is helping Walker’s selective however planned thrives additional go away their collective mark.