Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean ★★★★½

The pressure cooker thoroughly heats you in a stupor of nostalgia, grief, and self-delusion. The movie lets every character unfold truth unexpectedly, and it's a powerful experience for it. Some truths seem to arise for the first time. A rollercoaster ride. The past is always present, as the film effortlessly jumps back and forth in time. It makes the movie feel haunted by it. By trauma, by promises of prosperity and lies. My current favorite Altman. As a Deaner, it hits even closer to home. As non-binary, Joanne is very important to me. Such a multifaceted stage play about change and the passing of time.

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