Really great ending to the trilogy. Delpy and Hawke are truly believable as a married couple, with the ups and downs that come along the way. I particularly loved the lunch scene where the conversation flows wonderfully. There are more scenes of them separately than the first two combined, but it's a progression of their relationship, that you don't have to be together physically to be together.
Linklater never pulled any punches with the first two, and this was no exception.
But if you want true love, then this is it. This is real life. It's not perfect, but it's real.
A nice ending to the trilogy, although I feel it isn't as good as the first two. Someone it fell short of the sum of its parts. Maybe it's cause I wasn't quite sold on the Doc - Clara romance, which was the driving force of the film. I much preferred the Marty - Jennifer chemistry.
But still, it's a solid ending to one of my favourite trilogies.
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…