This should’ve been right up my alley but I just couldn’t get into it. Lily and JBF and Penelope and Matthew/a Downton reunion just weren’t enough. As beautiful as the costumes were I could never get pulled into believing this was the ‘40s; it just felt fake and that really distances me from it. Needs a stronger script and needs a bit more grit - it doesn’t need to be shot like a Nolan movie but it shouldn’t look like a Lifetime one either.
A really superb first half is let down by a second one that drags - not to mention, as Precious as Freddie Bartholomew could be, he at least had personality and charm, which is much more than I can say for the actor who played David as a young man. I can’t speak for the source material as I’ve never read it, but I suppose it must be as far-flung and meandering in some ways as this adaptation. I’m all…
For my money, this is the greatest musical ever filmed. It is essentially flawless. It deserves every superlative ever used to write about it.
Seeing it on a big screen is such a thrill, and an experience I hope everyone can get at one time or another. It was made for that kind of screen - the scope, the scenery, everything is just so gorgeous it makes me want to cry.
I notice and appreciate new things about this movie…
I realize this was Dan’s project and he seems like a great guy, I just....wish it had felt less like a vanity project. At one point in the doc, in describing his aim for LoveLoud, he said he was eager to give a platform to queer voices since he didn’t really have the know-how to talk on such issues. I wish that had been incorporated more here. There were touching moments from his family to be sure, such as when…