pop a wheelie on the zeitgeist
Easily the most tender film in the Safdie’s oeuvre, but just as chaotic as Good Time or Uncut Gems. There’s something so pure about Bronstein’s character that even after he’s made terrible decision #85 of the day, I can’t help but forgive him when I see him juggling 3 melting ice cream cones and a bag of groceries. It’s an anxiety attack and a warm blanket all at the same time!
This is what happens when you get Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, Kyrsten Sinema, some moron who designs Teslas, and the most despicable white influencer in a room together and wait to see which one commits murder first. How this was written and shot a year+ ago, and not yesterday, makes the sheer timing of this perplexing and prophetic. Give me 5 more of these please because this was one of the most fun experiences I’ve had in the theater since before the pandemic!