Mark Wahlberg pronouncing ‘saguaro’ cactus the way he just did is too much for me. 🌵☠️
Why did they have to drag Arizona into this I s2g we have enough problems in this state already.
Ben Affleck is extremely emotionally present in ways I wasn’t prepared to see. But the again, all I really knew about this movie going in was that is was a ‘sports movie’ - which is partially accurate.
#TheWayBack has the exciting story beats of a sports drama, balanced with the highs & lows of facing addiction, grief, as well as personal & professional tragedies. it subverts the method of story telling audiences are used to seeing in sports dramas to an extent;…
The tone of this movie is really what sets it apart from a lot of other ‘period piece’ genre films. It leans heavily into humor, forgoing something more serious- but the heartfelt moments that warrant a more serious reaction from the audience do not suffer at all because of it. The comedic timing of the cast as a whole lands exactly the way it needs to.
The direction is handled extremely well, weaving in and out of different characters and…
Relentlessly intimate & patient. Stunning. Unapologetically committed to the story it chooses to tell. Haunting & devastating. Brilliant.
Watching this movie feels like witnessing an extremely intimate moment in time. Every frame is deliberate and extremely personal. The aesthetic choices are breathtaking. It's difficult for me to put into words how this movie made me feel.
I was completely consumed by every minute of the journey these characters go on, and the way we get to watch them learn each other.