Toni Erdmann

I liked, rather than loved, this one. Certain passages are very inspired and even in the less inspired sequences I could appreciate the construction, the timing. The overall dynamic is intriguing, subtle, and moving--Ade is incredible at zeroing in on characters who are deeply lonely. I am not sure that I always kept on the film's frequency, however, and couldn't be sure if my confusion at times was a desired effect or a sign of mismatch.

I'm glad it exists.

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