Marion’s review published on Letterboxd:
Bloody hell, this kid is going places!
I read the book a couple of months ago. I liked it, but wasn't head over heels for it. Plus, when there's too much noise about how great a movie is (I've been hearing about this one since Sundance 2017), I'm usually inclined to dislike it (because my brain is a dick like that).
They removed the part that moved me the most in the book, but instead, we got Timothée Chalamet. Holy shit he is good! The scene at the train station when he calls his mom? I was heartbroken.
I knew Gary Oldman would win the Oscar, but I would have been so pleased to see Timothée Chalamet get it.
I really wasn't a fan of the score, though. The original song is really nice and worked really well in the movie, but the score throughout the film felt too forced and out of place.
Also, shout-out to Michael Stuhlbarg for being in 3 movies nominated for Best Picture this year, and yet he hasn't got a nomination for himself, even though he's excellent.
PS: No one can look good, or cool, or sexy in espadrilles. Ever.