This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I was surprised that it was so forward in its treatment of teenage male sexuality, at least for what is being branded as a(n Asian) teenage romantic comedy. The scenes of masturbation, while not explicit, threw me off a little, though not in a bad way. The film is both childish and mature in its treatment of romance, though I guess it is largely congruous to the mindsets of the characters at each point in their lives.
I've not watched…
It's confounding. It's thought-provoking. It's unexpected. All the things a good documentary should be.
Makes you think about what art is; where do you draw the line between creativity and delusion? What makes art?
The documentary in itself is nothing like what I've watched before. It takes your preconceived notions and flips it on your head. Extraordinary.
I'm still blown away, speechless really.
"I think the joke is on... I don’t know who the joke is on, really. I don’t even know if there is a joke."
Ryan Gosling gives a layered performance in a role that hints at the potential he showed fully in Drive. Doing so much with so little, Gosling lays bare the empty life of a drug addict struggling to get by. Shareeka Epps matches him brilliantly as the guarded young girl who won't take no for an answer. Unwittingly discovering Gosling's character Dan Dunne's secret, she ends up being the one holding him up, rather than the other way around. Their chemistry…