The Sea of Trees

The Sea of Trees ★★★½

I had a lot of problems with this movie, not the least of which being that it's essentially a "white savior" movie and that it's also the single most predictable movie of the year for me. Seriously, so predictable.

That being said, I enjoyed this movie even though it looked like shit (it looks as though it were filmed in 1991) and it's a certain brand of cloyingly over-sentimental Oscar baittiness that normally irritates the living fuck out of me.

Yet, I enjoyed it.

Some scenes (Matthew doing an "Asian" impersonation for instance while on the phone) are downright offensive but maybe that's just like my white guilt lol.

I liked it well enough. Is it perfect? No. Is it the kind of movie I'd normally detest? Yes.... but I was kinda entranced.


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