Seattle boy in Utah.
It's Charlie Kaufman.
Don't think for one fucking second that he's going to make a simple film for you to just understand in one go.
To be able to adapt this incredibly sad and mind-bending novel into a film is a feat in itself. Kaufman's interpretation was harmonious and tactful, considering how the book ends.
I would 100% recommend reading the book before watching the film, however I do not think it is absolutely necessary. Just read the book too.
Just a couple bros being dudes, just living life, not a phone in sight.
It was hard to believe that I saw a pretty accurate representation of my people (tlingit/haida) in a film and the language spoken sounds just like when my great uncles would speak while carving in the kitchen. I miss the PNW and I seriously miss the smell of cedar.
A buddy film for the ages, a masterpiece. I really loved every moment.