milo’s review published on Letterboxd:
im not rating this because i really do not enjoy lin manuel miranda or RENT or jonathan larson at all really. i acknowledge im not the target audience for this so i don’t want to skew the ratings with my cynical hater review, no idea why i was compelled to watch this, let alone finish it. (the holier than thou brunch number almost made me stop watching)
the one thing i will say though, is that in archival footage that played next to the credits (btw that trope is so so so tired, please put it to rest filmmakers reading this) the real Jonathan larson had 10 times more charisma and just general stage presence than andrew garfield. not like garfield is a bad actor or didnt seem like he was giving his all here, he just didn’t have that loveable and desperate for an audience theatre kid energy larson showed in the archival footage.
combined with the eyes of tammy faye it seems like garfield is REALLY trying for an Oscar this year, but i don’t think it’s his time yet. maybe he should go back to playing wholly fictional characters, not real people. but what do I know.