futiledeviiices’s review published on Letterboxd:
It’s weird because I had the exact same reaction I had the first time I saw this. The pastel shades and colour palette of the cinematography is stunning. It displays the perfect way kids look at their surroundings, even if they don’t live in the best place. It’s their world. They see it in everything, the little things. We all did. The excessive commercialism despite their poverty. The acting was engaging and down to earth and they felt like people you would know. Brooklynn Prince especially is so smart and gives a performance beyond her years in this, she deserved a nomination! Her crying scene is heartbreaking but the lead up to that, you already have a lump in your throat before the inevitable happens. You’ve been on this journey with them, from their perspective. Even though they’re not perfect, you’re still sad. This would be a 5 star rating if it wasn’t for the ending..... it just feels disjointed for some reason, maybe it’s the song choice or the way it was shot but it does throw you off. Apart from that it’s perfect. Like last time, I had a delayed emotional response lol. 5 minutes after the credits rolled, it hit me and I teared up. 🥺🥺🥺🥺and stared into space contemplating life.
This is just so so special and I’m glad it exists.
When Willem Defoe beat that creeps ass >>>>>>>>>>>>>