Stephanie’s review published on Letterboxd:
"he's going to be okay, mom."
"yeah? what about me?"
Watching this a second time, this quote was even more devastating. I can talk endlessly about Carey Mulligan's performance, she's essentially grieving her entire fucking existence but I'm not emotionally stable enough to talk about that right now. I do like this movie but I can't help but imagine what kind of movie this would have been if told through the perspective of her character. I understand that the book this is based off is told through the child's perspective and watching the destruction of a marriage seen through the eyes of a child is something rarely done, but Ed Oxenbould's character isn't interesting enough. And he unfortunately doesn't give a commanding enough performance to make his perspective seem worthy when Carey Mulligan is giving the best performance of her career.