I write, teach and watch a lot of movies.
6 year old review: "Ehhhh. I liked the part when the pizza popped out of their butts."
Pixar certainly doesn't need to cater to children, but even they would have to admit a movie about a middle aged jazz teacher who pines for a career playing clubs until he dies unexpectedly and is tasked with priming a difficult soul for preparation for earth is a bit of a tough sell.
Some lovely animation, especially when it pushes against realism in…
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I wish...this was better?
A truly frustrating experience. I appreciate the overall message and the absolute batshit tone. This is a far weirder movie than what I was expecting, But it's simply not terribly exciting and drags endlessly. At one point I checked how much time had passed and both couldn't believe how little time had passed and how few things had happened.
A tighter script would have helped, and slightly less of a Peter Pan ending (especially since that…
Everybody who hates this movie is wrong and probably also a horrible human being.
Seriously, check out some of the Letterboxd "reviews" for this film and they read like someone aping the ideas of thought, analysis or criticism. They mostly sound like spoiled, misogynistic children and none of their adjectives are accurate in the slightest.
Fuck you. Yes, you, with your half star rating and cereal box analysis. This movie is brilliant and you are an idiot.
People think this is satire? It's like watching a Family Guy marathon at a frat house.
It's subtle for people blasted out of their minds on coke. The movie sometimes IS coke: the highs are highs, sure --- the Lemon scene is a hoot (and Leo throws his all into the scene, the role, everything, so does most of the cast) but the lows? Painful. I was getting the shakes. I was going through Scorsese withdrawal. The come down on…