Nuno Costa’s review published on Letterboxd:
Viewed on MBOX
148 Mins Version
Hoop-tober 6.0 #63
- Bonus Film
Director Ari Aster called his previous film Hereditary (2018) "a family drama" and he refers to Midsommar (2019) as "a break-up movie".
In its most basic form, that's what they are.
I preferred Midsommar (2019) slightly over Hereditary (2018) even though I found Midsommar (2019) a bit predictable, and only because I've seen films like The Wicker Man (1973) so I know where the story is going to take me.
Even at 148 mins, we only really get to know one character kind of well and that's Dani. From what I've read, even the director's cut at 171 mins
gives us more scenes involving "thesis talk".
Those are the biggest complaints I have about the film and the running time is not one of them. I'm disappointed I didn't see the director cut of the film.
Midsommar (2019) is absolutely gorgeous and grotesque, and even at times, in one single frame.
When it's all said and done, I expect Midsommar (2019) to be among my favourite films of the year.