Look, this is Letterboxd, not LiveJournal, so I won't get into the details. But seven years ago, my now-estranged mother sang "Slipping Through My Fingers" at my wedding, so let's just say the rendition of "My Love, My Life" here gutted me in a real specific way.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's fine. It lacks the magic of the first, but that's to be expected. I still liked it.
1) I think starting this film immediately where Halloween finishes does it a disservice. It means that Laurie has to begin and end her journey on different hospital stretchers. She's immobile and out of the action for so much of the movie. I wish it could have been set later, maybe on October 31st of the following year, so that she…
This film was so wonderful that I’m breaking my unintentional five-month-long Letterboxd hiatus to tell you about how wonderful it is.
I went in with very low expectations, mostly because I didn’t want to get my hopes up. "Obvious Child" is one of my very favorite comedies of the decade (maybe of all time?) and it would have broken my heart if I had expected that bar to be met only to be disappointed.
Except...it *is* on the same level…
Someday I will write 10,000 words about why it's so significant that a Jewish actor who passes as a WASP played an outwardly Jewish character who was closeted about another part of his identity. Layers of passing and coding and symbols.
But for now I'll say that this movie was really wonderful and I wish every queer child had a parent like Mr. Perlman.