Breaking the Waves ★★★

“are you sure that’s what you want?”

emily watson gives a stellar and unique performance, but otherwise this only just held my attention. recently my fascination with how lars lays out his morbid stories keep me invested in them, but here that seems to fall short. there’s always a generous amount of anguish, but it felt less affecting and the ending less meaningful here. almost pointless. he’s a mess and a hot pile of garbage as a person anyways, but i’m unfortunately still oddly drawn to putting myself through more of his films. oh well

also, this was my last movie on filmstruck. rest in peace 😣