so many puppets...
this was such a heartwarming, beautiful look at one of the kindest, most empathetic souls humanity had to offer. by the end of the movie i'm sure pretty much the whole audience was crying. fred rogers conveyed some of the most intense emotions and conflicts through his puppetry and music in the simplest of ways, and gave the same weight to the thoughts and feelings of children as one would adults, understanding that they're no less worthy of…
natalie portman gives a rousing performance in an otherwise disorganized film that never really becomes cohesive. the beginning is traumatizing and riveting, but from there the film seems to devolve into sensory overload. celeste is a trainwreck to watch and natalie portman plays her chaotic spiraling well, but the film overall is a bit of a psychedelic, sonic mess.