i knew nothing about tonya hardin and so whichever one of you bitches described this in jest as a 'feel good film' on here owes me 1000 unexpected tears
It'd be boring for me to bang on about the brilliant acting and script because it was so blatantly perfect there is honestly nothing new I can say on the matter.
More interesting to comment on is perhaps the extreme strangeness of the cinematography. It draws attention to itself with gusto and bucks every trend and rule. This elevates the period drama which (for all of its humour) in costume, setting and score is very traditional to something that feels…
it's as if the director tried to go for something stylistically ott and then chickened out, leaving a generic teen film with dozens of awkward attempts at humour that full commitment, a tighter edit and an actual score might have sold.
also what was that camera. sack your dp. sack your cam op. sack everyone including the trainee and the gaffer for gods sake it looked Bad