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Deeply unsettling with fantastic work from the entire ensemble cast.
Being brought up Catholic in the late 60's and 70's I'm relieved to say my only experience of abuse was being strapped across my upturned palms with a piece of vinyl covered plywood. ( Bought on by my own bad behaviour)
Things could have been much worse as this film brings home.
Virginia Madsen is this films only saving grace for which she should gain a best supporting nod, O'Russell's awful direction, terrible framing, dodgy music choices and insistence in casting the same people in his films make this the third in a trilogy of dullness. Lawrence is worthy of the praise people lavish on her however Cooper and DeNiro coast. Oh one more thing.. Get a hammer, hit yourself in the head multiple times and shout "Don't give up on your dreams." Over and over..
So after the second watch I can safely say that, for me at least, it was just like 1977 all over again...
The return to practical effects after the awful CGI of the prequels added to a fast paced story introducing new characters, human, alien and robotic (take a bow BB8) make this simply the best Star Wars film since Empire.
In bringing a good strong female lead to the canon, along with a memorable villain and some old friends, JJ Abrams has brought out the Star Wars film I've been waiting for since 1983.