Started out great, so entertaining, and Kristen Wig is just amazing. She somehow managed to be really goofy and still hint at a real vulnerability I identified with. Lost me a bit at the end, disappointed with how they handled her illness and thought the final scenes should've had more depth.
Is this the most underrated movie ever or am I hopelessly blinded by nostalgia? It has become a tradition to watch it every summer, and I'll let myself cry a little, but when it ends it'll feel like childhood itself took me in its arms and told me everything will be alright.
It's difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why this will always be my favourite movie. There's just so much to love. Anna Paquin's performance as Amy Alden is…
I've seen this movie on practically every best of list ever, so I'm not sure I'm even allowed to critique it. Would've liked to see more of Dano's character, very much surprised by the quality of his acting - I guess his face was just perfect for that role. The music was at times a bit overwhelming, could've had more effect on me if it was used a little less. Otherwise I must say it's a great movie, wouldn't have…
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My relief that this movie is not about hunting was quickly overshadowed by some disappointment that this is not the powerful classic I was expecting. In fact I find it quite mediocre, not deserving of many awards, but a good, predictable yet charming, feel good family movie (if you excuse the language at times).
The main problem I have with this movie is sadly also its emotional core: the relationship between Will and Sean. Matt Damon is believable as a…