No rules. Just right.
I am in this movie and I love it. Quinn is phenomenal in it. Nick’s script and direction are inspired. But Charles was in character the whole time we shot. Was that really necessary? He’s great in the movie but if I were to play Charles in a movie, and I wanted to stay in character the whole time, I would have to figure out how to get my head all the way up my own ass.
Holy shit. This was as good as I, an elitist Baumbach devotee and sensitif boi, had hoped it could possibly be. Misanthropes make the best protagonists. Especially as their callousness gets peeled away, layer by layer, revealing that - obvi - they are just confused and scared and putting on an act to protect themselves. Movies that depict men as absolutely pathetic are my favorites. They are the most honest.
And this one was looooooooong. Jean-Pierre Leaud's performance is what sustains…