Well, I guess I haven’t just missed the boat on this one. I seem to have missed the whole damn ocean. Maybe I hamstrung myself by not being familiar with the source material, but Gerwig’s method of rewriting the narrative to be chronologically out of order quickly proved confusing and irritating.
The performances will no doubt bring the movie numerous accolades, Alexandre Desplat’s score was heavenly, and Jacqueline Durran’s costume work reflected the period well. But damn, was I bored. I shouldn’t be thinking of a made for TV BBC adaptation when watching a nominee for best picture. Two and a half stars.