Is this perfect? No, but oh does it give me all of the Downton vibes. While it’s best on television, I’ll take any chance I get to see the Crawleys and Company navigate the 1920s. I have some very spoilery feelings about this so I’ll hold off on this. I watched this in a packed house of old ladies during an advance screening. Pure bliss.
This is absolutely touching and deserves to be seen by so many more. This is very much constructed like a classic pre-teen/teen quirky dramedy, but there's some elevation being down here. Maya Cech is on her way to a bright future. The leads this with charm. However, all of the heart is from Rhea Perlman. She is a bundle of light and I need her and her character in my life right now.
I am SO MAD this is the one I missed in theaters. It’s so simply amazing. Paul Dano knows what the fuck he’s doing. The script is so well adapted and doesn’t feature ANY narration! On a film based on a BOOK! What!
I can’t believe how good Carrey Mulligan is in this. She and Jake and newcomer Ed are magnificent and handle the script with such grace. Paul lets his actors breathe and say so much with saying almost nothing at all. The montage scenes are remarkably well done and beautifully feature a mesmerizingly perfect score.
Great first watch of 2019!
Definitely better than what most Americans think filmmaking is or can be. It can be simplistic with a masterful handling of the camera and fully formed characters. It can be monochromatic, quiet, and bleak. This film defies expectations and tackles deeply sensitive material we can only imagine writing about. My heart hurts and wish so much love for this film.