"Happiness isn't always the best way to be happy"
Still perfect in every single way. Not only a technical achievement nor an expertly directed piece of art. But it's simply a success by how it bottles all the feelings, fears, and aspirations we had growing up, whether we feel sad, angry, alone, wild, playful, or curious. Since the movie itself is like a full fledged child, it earns every right to swing between playfulness and melancholy any chance it freaking wants to.
Hell, the scenes in which the characters simply sit or walk alone, wondering why they can't just "be together" hits me personally in ways I'm not comfortable sharing.
The special effects are wonderful, the twee song choices are actually complementary and enjoyable, the world and its mayhem is inventive, the performance from the child actor is perfect, and the late Tony Soprano fucking breaks me as Carol.
Deeply personal yet crazy as a mutherfucker, I highly recommend this.