Got to admit me and Desplechin don't see eye to eye. He has a great cast with solid performances, but his narratives are dull and lifeless. Deception is evocative but unbelievably tame for the subject matter.
While I appreciate the love Soul is getting it didn't quite hit me in the feels. There is an energy around the film that is engaging and catchy, but I felt the essence wasn't there. Basically what I am trying to say is Soul doesn't have a soul!
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