I can't decide if this is a very artistic after-school special, or a serious film that fell flat during certain parts. The tone is difficult to distinguish, which I suppose adds to the unsettling atmosphere. I am also unsure if some of the heavy dialogue spoken by the children is just adults trying to voice their opinions through the mouths of babes, or if we really don't give children enough credit for being observant and thoughtful about world affairs.
This is not a review of the movie but of the guy sitting in front of me: he was very committed to wearing his bucket hat in a way only 20 year olds could be. He got told by another movie goer to shut up twice, but still kept whispering to the girl he was with. Throughout the movie he checked and replied to text messages and at one point Shazaam’ed This Magic Moment, which made me feel sorry for him because, come on, it’s Lou Reed. Later on he sneezed into his hand like some sort of barbarian. 1/5 stars