"Llewyn IS the cat?"
been listening to the soundtrack a great deal since i first saw this , so it felt like i knew it a lot better than before.
My wife complained that he was completely unlikeable and everyone around him was horrible too.. i'd argue that's pretty much the point, combined with a steady stream of near-misses and bad decisions.
Personally i think it's great, but a 2nd viewing has made me see how it could not be for Everyone..
Kind of terrifying, the phrase "killing with Kindness" springs to mind.
That said, the lead is an unlikeable, arrogant Englishman from the outset, so it's difficult to be sympathetic.
Some brutal scenes, especially considering it's over 40 years old. Not one for the Australian Tourist Board, that's for sure.
Due to my sometimes contrarian nature, when critics gang up on a movie and give it a good drubbing, i will look to find something positive to say about it- it cant be THAT bad after all, and often the consensus is diametrically opposed to my own opinion - Cloud Atlas, Man of Steel and Prometheus being recent examples that spring to mind.
So, it was with a trepidatious sense of excitement and anticipation that i watched After Earth, looking…