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I'm writing this 24 hours later, having found myself thinking about the film heaps in the interim and liking it more and more.
Overall it was quite typical of Kaufman stuff I've seen, in that it's full of existential bleakness and all that, but mixed with some good laughs and plenty of genuine surprises.
The stop motion thing turned out to be a really good idea, totally fitting with the story. I'm sure others will have commented on how strangely…
Gyllenhal is heaps better in Prince of Persia, but it's still pretty good. #trollololol
Nah but seriously. You know whether you're up for a boxing pic, and this is all incredibly straightforward fallen hero arc stuff... BUT I gave a shit about what was happening, during the boxing and during the rest of it.
The "behind every great man..." schtick still going strong in 2015 and Bechdel-Wallace test squarely failed.
Forest Whitaker explicitly in the teacher role comes through with reassuring nuance, fumbling over his pearls of wisdom sometimes, called out for lying, etc.