Permanent Vacation

Got 30 minutes in before realizing I discovered the cure for insomnia

UPDATE: I finally got around to finishing this, and I gotta say I’m very underwhelmed. I liked the story behind Allie, a drifter in New York whose only aspirations are to live nomadically and meet new people, and the deeper context about the severe psychological consequences that war has on American morale. However, the film feels more like a slideshow than an actual film. Really interesting shots of the projects and run-down streets of Brooklyn are captivating, but fail to hold your attention for long. Jim Jarmusch’s feature debut is auspicious but a slog to sit through.