At the start of Boys State, there's a brief conversation that somehow manages to encapsulate everything about this movie.
"Boy's State is a little too... genderfied. I think we should go for, like, People's State."
"...There's Girl's State."
"Yeah, you know what. We should just do it, like, People's State."
"I'm just meming on you. Don't worry bro."
This is how teenagers talk. Or, specifically, this is how teenage boys talk. This conversation isn't a…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I've been putting off writing about this for a few days now.
It's difficult to talk about works you adore. What makes this movie is great is self-evident. Why should I sully that with some sloppy descriptions and incomplete interpretations?
I feel even more anxious trying to describe people. I can express a compliment. "You're beautiful." But what makes you beautiful? I don't know. It's self-evident. Better to say nothing at all than something embarrassing and incorrect.
Marianne paints a…