Permanent Vacation ★★

For me some of it worked and some of it didn't. The opening monologue is great, the dancing scene is hilarious and perfect, and the character building is obviously on point. Of course it's impressive how much Jim Jarmusch could do with so little money and experience, and it definitely seems to prefigure a lot of his style (from what I can tell only having seen one other of his movies), but for me it was only so-so. Effective way to reset my expectations going forward though, so for that I'm grateful.

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