“People only know what you tell them, Carl.”
Spielberg in microcosm. An earnest and sorrowful reflection on human failure and loneliness, boxed up in an outrageously entertaining piece of filmmaking. This film has got it all, and it balances all the pieces so well. It may not be his very best work, but none of Spielberg’s films thus far exemplify his ethos as a storyteller better than this.
Success and sorrow, mingled in the clouds.