I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I (or more likely, my mom) owned the soundtrack recording to this film that I listened to quite a bit when I was a little kid. I had never associated the songs with a movie, but it all makes perfect sense now! The beautiful (though slightly dated) ballet set pieces were a wonderful bonus, much better and way beyond what I would have expected. Impressive work, and an excellent Saturday matinee in the current pandemic lockdown circumstances.
Watched it with my family as we played games on New Year's Eve. A perfect film for such an occasion, not just because of its setting on that date, but because of it's "Christmas Carol"-esque message about doing better with the opportunities life gives us. "Lord, let my soul come to maturity before it is reaped."
I'm happy to give this film my highest rating, simply on the power of the experience it provided for me and the group I saw it with earlier this evening. I was accompanied by two of my sons, a daughter-in-law, a niece and her husband, all young adults . We all went into the film eager to see what Christopher Nolan had in store, and of the six of us, I was probably the most informed about what to expect.…