The plot might be convoluted or maybe totally irrelevant. Like, I literally cannot overstate how little of it I understood. But honestly, watching this movie made me want to buy knee high boots, jam to some 80s synthpop and beat the shit out of dudes. And isn't that the kind of pick me up we all want?
For the longest time this movie kept coming up in my Netflix suggestions and I'm glad this month's hunt gave me the impetus to watch it. It was beautiful. I cried 3 times. It was like when I studied abroad and cried of homesickness at the Sainsbury's Mog's Christmas commercial.
I would have never expected a kid's movie to tie together all of it's moving parts so seamlessly but it felt so warm and complete. The comedic timing is stunning…
Woody Allen made a movie about artists somehow even more annoyingly pretentious than he is. I found every single character supremely unlikable except Marion Cotillard who...I guess...is a character...nothing seems to suggest she has a personality but, whatever.
These statements might suggest I did not enjoy this film, but I really did. It's clearly gorgeous and I also really enjoyed rolling my eyes at all the intellectual dick measuring contests.
Also, Hemingway screaming 'anyone want to fight' is maybe the most accurate portrayal of him ever done.
(watched for this: letterboxd.com/jcstokes/list/scavenger-hunt-28-july-2017/ )