I’m still perplexed that this doesn’t get more praise. An utter joy to watch on every level. Easily the best film I’ve watched this year.
One of the least romantic romances ever made.... but it looked great and had some fun moments. Things for dark there near the end for the brother though: he finds out his love his married, he gets drunk, and the scene ends with him passed out and the songwriter taking his pants off. What happens at the Iowa State Fair stays at the Iowa State Fair, amiright?
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Thinking back over Clint Eastwood's film-making career - particularly the later years - there has been a reoccurring theme of fathers abandoning their children. A Perfect World, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby and even Gran Torino all feature this theme prominently. American Sniper may be his strongest indictment yet.
As of this date (January 31, 2014) American Sniper has been destroying the box office. People are flocking to the theater to see it three and four times. While it's not surprising…
Sometimes my wife makes delicious, home made chocolate chip cookies, but she'll make some with raisins too, because my kids are weird and they like raisins in stuff. Every once in a while I get a raisin in my cookie. Is it a perfect cookie? No. But it's close enough that I'm not going to throw out the cookie. I'll eat it - it's still really good - but I notice the raisin. John Travolta is the raisin in this perfect film.