Love watching and making these things!
Woody without the jokes is a different sorta thing — good for what it is — the confessional nature of the portents hit different in this mode. This one about a woman in adulthood unable to overcome the trauma of her youth and a clandestine couple who get caught cheating at a supremely inopportune moment (from 1987)
A few nice moments and a deluge of middle brow pretense has everyone drinking the kool-aid on this! Wow the interplay of ideas between Chekhov and certain resonant experiences in the mildly tragic but also beautiful lives of these characters….bro we’re talking about a 10-minute car ride convo with nothing going on narratively or visually besides the slightest interrogation of storytelling, symbolism, memory and life-imitating-art with a sliver of mysterious implications regarding potential adultery. These matters are so unbelievably slight!…
Had to watch it again for the zillionth time and it’s actually still pretty good lmfao
Imagine the rating you, the presumably free-spirited filmlover, would give this if there was an A24 logo at the top... All these 2.5-3.5 star ratings WITH A HEART would become 4-4.5 stars with a heart. “I loved this...it was so dumb” or “I loved this, but I could see why people would hate it” would just be “I loved this!” without the imagined fear…