Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread ★½

"I'm waiting for you to get rid of me."

I haven't always been good to the people I care about. I've been unhealthy and I've acted unfairly. Self-destructive behaviors often hurt the people around us more than they hurt ourselves. It's essential to recognize this, but recognition is not the same as punishing ourselves for human mistakes. Maybe you fucked up, maybe you treated someone badly. Change the behavior, make amends if possible, and move on. If you treat someone badly, it doesn't mean you have to now take abuse from them. You don't deserve to be mistreated. You don't have to hold yourself in a situation where you are not respected because you think it's what you deserve. You always deserve respect.

I'm horrified by this movie. I could've cried had it not been so dull -- too dry to truly wound me, but still deeply unpleasant. The intricacy and precision in its craft is meaningless when the big picture is so abhorrent. For years I told myself I never wanted romantic love, and recently I've been falling back into that way of thinking. I want no part of any of this. I cannot laugh at a woman who desperately wants to be loved and is met with apathy. 

I thought I'd love this. I feel drained. This is all I have to say.

Rating: 22/100

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