how do you review perfection?
stephen sondheim's 90th birthday on this sunday, and how not to watch my favourites over and over again?
company is such a masterpiece, and it always, ALWAYS, makes me cry. i watched countless versions of it, but this with raúl as bobby is my very favourite. it was the first version i've seen of it, mostly because of him then because of sondheim, AND it was what made me fall in love with stephen's storytelling through his lyrics.
i love doyle's approach in everything he does - his sweeney is also one of my favourites - and heather laws is EXCEPTIONAL as amy.
dealing with grief is something that always ends up showing at my face when i last expect it, in many forms. and this is a movie about mourning and allowing ourselves to heal, among other things.
i say this because, at the same time, the purpose of the movie feels kinda all over the place. the hero team doesn't make sense and you don't really needed them to solve the mystery, and this is one of the biggest downsides of the whole thing.
besides that, it's wonderfully animated as one would expect from a disney movie and i absolutely LOVE the end credits.