To let go of someone that meant everything to us is never easy, and often a journey of grieve, sorrow, and learning to cope with that certain person gone.
When losing a parent a child becomes deeply affected, in some cases, they even explore the unknown, other and new possibilities to deal with the pain.
In Voice from the stone, a young boy loses his mother to a disease, and from the moment she’s gone, he stops speaking – completely convinced that he can hear her voice from behind the stone walls of the property.
Seven months and 16 days later, Verona, a nurse with a history of helping kids, moves into the mansion in hope to help Jacob to let go, and speak again.
Voice from the stone is a dark mystery with old creaky buildings and foggy landscapes in beautiful Italy, with a sound that will crawl underneath your skin at certain moments.
The script is uneasy and unpleasant, yet nothing ever happens. You sit waiting for something thrillingly to take place, but it’s mostly the setting and sound, and the anticipation leading ahead. The trailer has you believe much more will go down, but it’s rather vanilla.
It had potential, and the suspense elements are more than enough, but by the end of it you know that it is mostly in order to have the viewer sitting by the edge, and nothing more. Emilia Clarke is a vision to look at, and possibly the only reason to sit through the entire movie.