Any movie about doughnuts is a movie I can get behind.
First and foremost, Wendell Pierce is a firecracker.
Now that that’s out of the way, what became more and more compelling as the movie unfolded was how grounded in reality it felt. Impressive for a filmmaker as young as Mr. Youmans to create something so utterly devoid of artifice and fully grounded in truth. I felt like a fly on the wall of a real family’s home in a real town in Louisiana.
The material is very dark, making it…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Let’s start by acknowledging how profoundly good Brad Pitt is in this film. Best Actor-worthy beyond the shadow of a doubt. So much fearlessness and stillness and stoicism in which he’d occasionally allow the smallest crack for just a fraction of a second to reveal all that his character was suppressing before stifling it all once again. And then watching him gradually unhinge before reverting to a childishness when finally in the presence of his father. It’s all just really…