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Starting to think To just isn't for me. This is my 4th (5th?) To film and while I appreciate the intensity of his form, I find his personality as a director more and more off-putting. Glib when he's trying to be more serious while his comedy feels extremely flat. I think I'm done with him for a little while.
I guess Not My Kind Of Melodrama.
The new website dedicated to the discussion and curation of Brazilian film, Limite (cinelimite.com) is a resource I already know will change my perspective on cinema as a whole.
This was the first film I watched on said website and I can't recommend watching this film (and reading an interview with the director about the film: www.cinelimite.com/post/interview-with-carlos-adriano) enough.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Ok, a few things:
1. This movie has like 3 different framing devices and they are all terrible.
2. Who let Aaron Sorkin see THE BIG SHORT?
3. I love that the movie literally climaxes with an absent father/psychologist mansplaining how the entire movie is kinda about him and his love for Molly. Well, that and a whole scene of yelling.
4. “Winston Churchill defines success as…”