U.S. Go Home ★★★★½

Pure cinema. One of the greatest portrayals of adolescence I've ever seen; its ideas on multiculturalism are so subtle as to be almost unnoticeable because Denis' camera is so vibrant, so knowing of the pains of growing up, so completely in-sync with the experience of simply existing in an ever-changing world. The party sequence is perhaps one of the greatest in history, one of such genuine pathos and one that reminds me so much of the parties I went to when I was in high-school. Wandering around while music blared in the background, completely unsure of where to go, what to do, who to talk to. And then of course that final image of all three main characters together under the morning sun, all aware that they've passed through adolescence and into a newer, melancholic phase of being hits you like a fucking brick because of the simple, raw power wrapped within it and every other image here.

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