I usually like my heist movies more heist-y, but the emotional stakes more than compensated. Beautifully shot and acted. My main beef was, for a movie that is so firmly ensconced in Chicago, there could have been a lot more locally-based talent involved.
I wanted to put on a comedy I'd seen before that I could kind-of ignore while I peeled sweet potatoes. Patrick suggested this, and it turns out that AFCW is a really solid Thanksgiving movie, especially for one who doesn't like Thanksgiving. The ugly Americanness of Kevin Kline's Otto has aged like a fine wine.
More movies where sexism is depicted as a pervasive atmospheric discomfort, instead of One Clearly Defined Issue/Person.
More movies about groups of women supporting each other, professionally and emotionally.
More movies with complex black women as the protagonists.
More movies where the local hangout is better than the soulless corporate tentacle in some respects but it's still not great, because the boss is still a boss.
More movies with butch women who don't exist as a joke or a threat to feminine women.
Maybe one day I'll get around to a write-up on Consistent Panda Bear Shape, because Ricky is an excellent fat character.
I wrote a review like 2 hours ago where I knocked comparing films to each other, but I'm going to thoughtlessly abandon that sentiment now. This is like MOONRISE KINGDOM meets UP. It's not as good as either, but in truth, are any of us?