It’s tradition at this point to see the new Christian Petzold film at SFF whenever he’s got a new movie on the line-up. This one was a bit mid as far as Petzold goes—it definitely isn’t on the level of Phoenix, Transit and Barbara—but I don’t know if he can make a BAD movie. It just didn’t hit me emotionally or leave me thinking as much as his best work.
Hated the first half and every character in it. Came around to it a bit in the second half. Still didn’t get a whole lot out of it in the end. The amount of laughter from the audience?!!?!
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m not a big fan of filmmakers making movies about their own life/upbringing. I’m sure it’s cool for them, but does it really resonate with other people? I didn’t love Cuaron’s ROMA, but I think it had…
This is FUCKING badddd. Because I’m a huge BRUCE “fan” and because I can’t give it a lower rating and have it count towards the overall average, it gets half a star (Amanda Peet’s tits are pretty good too but probably a bit unnecessary). JOHN COFFEY pops up with a gold earring. Is there a single funny moment in this?