Vivian’s review published on Letterboxd:
A sprawling look at american southern and midwestern poverty and an examination of the american dream displayed on simultaneously tight and vast 4:3. The pacing is glacially slow and the rocky dialogue feels few and far between, but this is only to allow the camera to linger on every inch of the characters' lives. No detail goes unnoticed. The highest praise I can give it is that I loved it for every reason that I abhorred Boyhood, and I think/hope that the final product won't easily be forgotten. My only problem is that I don't think the movie lends itself to rewatches so my rating will probably eventually drop. But for now? I'm shook.
Edit: I knew that there was a Springsteen song on the soundtrack and I knew that the scene would make me cry but I was still shocked when it happened.