Stupid. Ugly. Uninteresting.
I generally find these movies to be sort of okay in a competent way. This one does not come close to that low bar.
"It's supposed to be this great, life-changing film. But basically you just learn people's backstories." - my wife, not wrong
The marvel of the movie is how that lengthy conversation in the final act, shot mostly in the film's preferred shallow focus with a single head-and-shoulders occupying half the frame, manages to be so engaging. It's a remarkable feat of writing and acting, and the film's one showy camera movement serves as an intriguing false climax. The choice to follow with a dialogue-free dance sequence is also inspired.
Second viewing confirms this is among the handful of films I'd consider my all-time favorites. Everything I want in a film is here. (Well, I could use a chase scene with a car explosion, I guess.)
What's the movie about? It's about an hour and forty-five minutes.
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