Simple Men

Simple Men ★★★★

"I want adventure. I want romance."
"Ned, there is no such thing as adventure. There's no such thing as romance. There's only trouble and desire."

My second Hartley film and I like the off-kilter and untethered idealism from the script. He manages to balance humour, drama, action, and emotion perfectly. Simple Men has a surreal quality while also having plausible events that could happen on the strangest days of your life.

Also, I'm a sucker for impromptu dance scenes, and the one in this is slick and gorgeous.

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