I wish I was dead & unable to feel. Amazing.
Watching it in Clermont-Ferrand, France in a small theatre where no one was laughing much at all didn't prevent me from enjoying it still, but it sure was interesting. I don't know if the American audience at the NYFF press screening was more charmed by the film's humour because of it being French, or because the sound was louder, or because the crowd was a lot bigger... probably a combination of these. Or perhaps New-York film critics are more open…
✨A film so hateful should never be seen or have been made.✨
The beautiful, but most importantly very rich Will (Sam Claflin) should never have had an accident. He was such a perfect guy! "What's the point of being rich and beautiful if you can't even ski?"! is the basic premise of this film.
Even worse, what's the point of finding a young, slightly basic middle-class girl to whom you can mansplain everything about art cinema, and who is ready…
This film is some kind of perfect.
It starts off as a deeply pessimistic and sardonic high school film, exposing the most common and disgusting traits of young men at that age in all their repulsiveness: these boys are the realistic -maybe a bit too mean- versions of the EWS!! dudes. They like girls, want to be cool, spurt out 50 insults per second and even the nerdiest one of the bunch, Arnie, is sick of being a good boy…