“Hope is a good thing, maybe the greatest thing.” - Andy Dufresne
I’m guessing our Andy isn’t an Everton fan, then? After 30 years of it, I’m more of a believer in “It’s the hope that kills you”.
See, I think I knew that this was going to be a pandering, blatant, overly schmaltzy, Oscar-baiting attempt at a sobfest with all the subtlety of a pregnant elephant and all of that before going into it, but Jesus tap-dancing Christ, I didn't think it was going to be that blatant. It couldn't be more obvious of an attempt to gain a 'Best Film' nod if it ended with a shot of an American Eagle soaring across the New York skyline with the stars and stripes coming out of its arse while everyone in the city below joins hands and cries.