Detachment ★★½

I’m really conflicted on this one. There’s a lot to like here if you, like me, enjoy sad movies. But I couldn’t help but find this one uneven. There are some really good heavy scenes that play in an enjoyable place between nihilism and melancholy but there are also scenes which overreach and miss the tonal mark for me, instead feeling melodramatic.

Any one of these subplots extended to feature length would be heavy so attempting to incorporate them all into one story is the sort of ambition I admire.

Also, hats off to teachers.

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