feedingbrett’s review published on Letterboxd:
Film #4 of the Sydney Film Festival
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Review In A Nutshell:
A remarkable surprise in Scorsese, one that demonstrates a tenderness and sentimentality that he tends to avoid in many of his male driven films. It boasts a stellar performance from his cast and allows humour to pour on every turn. It explores the aspirations that fuel us in our youth, the disappointments and regrets that anchor and shape us, and most importantly the opportunity to rebuild, to find a new life that may resolve previous issues or continue the halted aspirations that once drove us. It is one of the films that hit me in an instant, realising its value from the moment I witnessed the opening scene, an inspired mixture of The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind. Proving to me once again, why Scorsese is one of the greatest filmmakers in modern cinema.