Upstream Color

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

This film has the most literal Chekhov's gun I've ever seen in a film.

To describe the experience of watching this I think you have to go to extremes and say something like "the plot is incomprehensible, you have to let it go, it's more of an experience." I think that gets across the feeling.

But, it's also not true. The plot really isn't incomprehensible, at least not towards the end. It doesn't exactly come together like a whodunit, but it does come more into focus.

Not knowing what's going on does get tiring, but it never lost me because there is always something happening on screen. It's a very active film with fewer lingering shots than I expected.