Wow. This is exactly the kind of film I love down to a tee. This is, on the surface, a pretty simple coming of age story set over three periods in the life of Thomas 'Toto' 'Van Chicken Soup' Van Hasebroeck who may, or may not, have been switched at birth with his more successful neighbour Alfred. It's such a beautiful film in a way that I find really hard to describe, there's…
This is the best film ever made.
The writing is brilliant: it's funny and heartfelt. All the characters feel real and genuine.
The acting is brilliant: Everyone in the cast is perfect for their roles, no one else could play Lloyd the way Noah Taylor does or Graham the way Paddy Considine does or Jordana the way Yasmin Paige does.
Erik Wilson's cinematography is great, as is Richard Ayoade's direction.
This film is just a beautiful, hilarious, perfect film.
There are 14 Hitchcock films I haven't seen, but out of the 45 that I have, this is far and away the worst.
It's incredibly dull, poorly directed, poorly put together and the direction seems totally lazy and disinterested.
I hope the rest of the 14 unwatched films are better than this, but I'm not holding out for the most part.
I only found out that this existed this morning when someone on Twitter mentioned their old film professor made a film about a cat that wore sunglasses, and obviously that went straight to the top of my watchlist.
The visuals are great and this is actually a pretty good film. The use of colour is really interesting and I liked it a lot.
Not enough cat in sunglasses though, could have done with a bit more.
Here's the YouTube link to the film if anyone is interested: youtu.be/1NGzdwDVB60