The whole time I was trying to figure out who I’d rather see in these roles other than James Woods and Daniel Baldwin and my shortlist is literally any two people on the planet, not limited to actors.
DO. NOT. SEEK. THE. TREASURE.
WE. THOUGHT. YOU. WAS. A. TOAD.
Every time I watch this perfect movie I think about how Owen Glieberman gave it an F and I get mad all over again. The online review omits the letter grade because they’re cowards.
Also, I am looking respectfully at the Sirens 👀 while listening to their intoxicating harmonies 👂👂. Lull me, maybe?
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
In college I took a playwriting class and my final project was a piece called Fighting. It was a collection of three scenes in which pairs of people are, yes, fighting. One was a violent physical altercation between two guys going at it after a botched robbery, one was a farce where two British men quibble about something (I genuinely forget), and one was, regretfully, a breakup scene between a couple who just can’t make it work because if memory serves…
The most conflicted I’ve been about a movie in a long time. On one hand it’s beautifully made and features the most heartbreakingly real performances by non-actors since The Florida Project, and on the other hand it feels like a dramatic Borat with a fake character or two plunged into a real world scenario that is actually affecting real people.
With the amount of actual nomads featured in this movie you’d think they could have just kept it a harrowing…