Alisa 💫’s review published on Letterboxd:
Let me preface this by saying that I actually enjoyed this style a lot. I really like Richard Ayoade, and I do think he’s really talented. The Alex Turner soundtrack is great too, and so are Sally Hawkins and Paddy Considine.
But I sort of felt uneasy watching this. I don’t know if the characters were all unsympathetic, or that the storyline was boring. Maybe it was simply the fact that I never thought it was funny. Many compare this to Wes Anderson, and sure it has the same pretentious, quirky vibe to it, but it’s never light and lovely like I wanted it to be.
So sorry to say that this fell quite short of my expectations. Perhaps it deserves to be revisited, who knows.