*looks at my profile to guess how other people see me*
I'm sorry but I grew up with Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne (with eyeliner) beamed straight into my eyes 7pm on Saturdays for three formative years of my childhood, and I must have seen the TNG Robin Hood Holodeck episode at least five times, so I am pretty much immune to the Band of Merry Men.
(except maybe Will Scarlett 👉👈)
Edit: Okay reading other reviews I'm more favourable to this device for this specific story, using it to prevent the audience from seeing the events from Concha's perspective, only from the men that want her. Other films should change so I can appreciate this one more.
Would have enjoyed this more if it didn't use the "character telling another character a story" framing device for half the film. I'm really tiring of it. I can never get completely involved…
Shot with such purpose and romance, a Depression-Era shanty town feels like heaven to Young's destitute Trina when she is taken in by similarly homeless Bill (Tracy).
He works comical jobs for just enough money to make ends meet as she makes their shack into a home. Bill is forever thinking of running, and pushes Trina away constantly, brutally, even as he brings her tokens of his affection.
Very strong performances from both leads, I'd only seen Tracy's later work and one screwball from Young, so I had no idea what I was in for.