Always stays through the credits
Thrilled to see James Wan back working in horror and he went Full Wan here. There’s elements of his Saw, The Conjuring, Dead Silence, sci-fi, body horror and in many ways it’s kind of a mess but regardless, I had a ton of fun watching this. It’s a pretty big, lunatic swing and I’m here for it. I can’t say it’s scary at all beyond a few creepy jump moments but I was laughing way too much to even come…
Just rip me apart why dontcha
* Simultaneously devastating and heartbreaking but also full of affection and humor. Wanting to cry and then immediately laughing (sometimes inappropriately....the knife scene?!) I ran the emotional gamut.
* Adam Driver sings Being Alive! This both brought me joy and started me on a spiral of sobbing for the rest of the movie.
* Aside from stellar performances from Adam Driver and ScarJo, Merritt Wever brings back her perfectly hilarious delivery from her Nurse…
“I’m not homeless, I’m just houseless.”
I can’t find the words to accurately express how Nomadland made me feel. I wouldn’t call it depressing (though I can see how some would feel that way) but there’s a permeating feeling of lament brought on by the hardship and struggles the characters face. What stops it from becoming depressing is bearing witness to the human spirit and the vitality that lives in its characters.
For many they have chosen this existence but…