This was so bad. Even Kathy Bates & Susan Sarandon showcasing what an actual good actor looks like couldn't save Kit Harington, Natalie Portman and Jacob Tremblay in this mess of a film. I'm a huge Xavier Dolan fan and have loved/defended everything he's done until watching this - I guess I expected it to be bad because I put off watching it until now. Cliché and melodramatic. This could have been so much better!
Decent, despite the presence of Jesse Eisenberg, who continues to be an unspeakably bad actor that sullies every film he's in. How he keeps being given roles is a mystery to me. On top of the bad acting, his character in this film is an absolute POS. Some interesting segments but overall was hoping for more from this director whose other works I've loved.
Absolutely baffled by the positive reviews. This was an absolute mess from start to finish, and contained basically four types of scenes, replayed over and over:
- prolonged over-the-shoulder scenes of a text message conversation: closeups of thumbs typing and iMessage back and forth (with continuity errors, date changes and mismatched timestamps). Reading these felt like work, and added little to the story.
- Kristen Stewart bumbling around in a dark, empty house
- Kristen Stewart thumbing through racks of…
Interesting topic but poorly executed. Some of the artists weren't great on camera and there were notable omissions (where was the original yarnbomber Knitta Please??). The captioning was poor and inaccurate. Also, the spoken word/poetry transitions were awkward and out of place. I left this movie wanting much more.