Jules ✨’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is a very polarizing movie, when I saw the critics I thought it was an awful movie, but I liked it and it worked for me.
The film tells its story in a non linear and very ambitious way, but it has a lot of heart in it.
After a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum, Theo's mother dies and he stoles a painting, The Goldfinch. After, Theo goes into this spiral of existencial void, full of drugs, grief, and bad decisions.
For me the feelings of Theo were relatable, feeling lost and alone as a child and just wanting to run away from everything. And as an adult man, the depression, to feel you can't do anything right and to blame oneself for something inevitable.
The Goldfinch (painting) has a meaning, and it represents Theo's mother, his loss, and how he doesn't want her to separate from him.
The cinematography was very good. I really liked the music and the acting was also good, but Young Theo and Wolfhard acting was great.
Special mention to Nicole Kidman, every time she was on screen she stole my heart. I expected a lot more from Sarah Paulson, but for me she didn't shine this time.
I don't know how to end this review, I'll edit it later, I know it wasn't the best film of the year, but it wasn't a total mess, it was sloppy sometimes, but I liked the movie overall.