I don't think that I can call this film a romantic comedy, or a tragic comedy or a romance drama or pin it down to a certain class of films and that is the most beautiful part about the experience of The Worst Person in The World. At times, it grips on the harsh understandings and realities that are only inevitable for any person in today's world of immense pressure of expectations, of other people and of one's own self…
Sarah Polley interviews her family about their lives, from the moment her mother fell in love with her father until the present but the film rather than being all about the happy memories deals with complex relationships and revelations that change the family forever. Emotionally captivating even though the interviews don't always keep up with the magnificence of the everyday life captured through Super 8 movies.
It's been a long time since I watched a new documentary and watching Stories…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's always an interesting experience, to watch a life fall, make up and rise again, before you in just 150 minutes. Paris, Texas is the pinnacle of this experience, for me. Even though on my first watch i had my questions, nothing could come near as to topple the emotional strength of this film. The mixture of heartbreaks and reconciliation has never been more pure and emotionally empowered.
You may question the practicality of the film and it's protagonists paths.…
"I'm not fine and that's a totally reasonable response."
Beautiful film, like a warm embrace for people struggling with relationships and work. Strong performances from Joaquin Phoenix and the young Woody Norman but Gaby Hoffman's performance as Viv was one of the most beautiful aspects of the film. Viv's exhausting struggle to manage being a mother and taking care of her husband is beautifully portrayed with care and respect.