divinelux’s review published on Letterboxd:
This might be an unpopular opinion but Max Greenfield playing a slightly different version of Schmidt absolutely killed the last half hour for me!
Other than that, this was probably my most anticipated of the year and I'm glad it didn't disappoint. Killer performance by Carey Mulligan, and Bo Burnham as a love interest worked really well in my opinion, loved the soundtrack, the set design and color palette.
As for the story, I think it brings up a good number of issues and fears women have when it comes to sexual conduct. Some are more subtle than others, but I think every woman has experience with at least one of them. I would've liked for it to dig deeper and present them in a slightly different way, since most women know what goes on and are very familiar with the issues, a different angle would've been refreshing. This also made me a little confused about who this movie is targeted to.
The ending is very crude and depressing but the more I think about it the more it makes sense to me, and if it would've gone the opposite way I don't think it would've left the same impact, it's a bold choice and I liked it.