The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch ★★★

It's as boring as they say.

However, around the 60-minute mark, Finn and Oakes walk in the desert sun under an umbrella set to some 80s synth pop and I knew I was gonna be alright. Guy behind me wasn't having it when their hands touch for like 5 seconds a scene or two later. I should have told him to buckle up.

Then later in the film, the band Cigarettes After Sex can be heard, thereby locking this in as my emo anthem movie of the year.

The bad reviews are fair. It's not awful by any standards, but if you took all of the scenes I absolutely loved in this, it would only be about 30 minutes, which is 20% of the film.

I've been pining over this movie for months and months, so it's sort of a bummer, but I need more Boris and Theo, so I am going to get the book.

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