Ahh the cinematic passion project- often so full of promise yet questionable in its success. Maybe its the fact that writer/director/star Edward Norton didn’t get a lot of people telling him his choices weren’t so great on set. That casting himself as the lead wouldn’t be the best choice (his wannabe gumshoe feels stale at this point in his career). Alec Baldwin as a New York Bureaucrat is too on the nose (with a laughable pivotal speech to match)- however,…
I laughed, I cried, I cried again. I don't think I'll ever know what its like to be divorced but loss is a mother fucker. When that someone who once had that special thing for you and then broke it... gah.
The stuff that Baumbach gets right is so incredibly right. Even the kid actor in this is great. Wonderful, and yet so horrible. Might even be the ensemble of the year for me.
Becky Something wants to rock though rock itself sure has made her something. Elizabeth Moss is impeccable- a hurricane of glitter and lace under the influence, frustrating and pissing off her Something She bandmates at every turn (suffering from association and luminously played by Agyness Deyn and Gayle Rankin). It might turn off some but this is easily best Gaspar Noe film of the year!
We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
Well they're no friends of mine
we can go where we want to a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind
And we can dance.