I don’t quite know yet, but this was provocative in ways I really was not at all expecting, least of all through most of its running time.
Still wrapping my head around it critically, but I want to answer some non-spoilery questions that I myself had going into it.
SHOULD I WATCH THIS ALL IN ONE SITTING?
God no. It is pointedly - as in, specified within the film itself - designed to be watched on three separate days, in three separate parts. Episode 1 and 2 the first day, Episode 3 the second, and Episodes 4-6 the third. You could make a case that it works…
First, the bad - David Robert Mitchell not listen to his own music or something? Gotta crib exclusively from other movies like this one? Poor form.
Second, an admission - almost every element of this movie is completely in my wheelhouse; an awful version of this would still be at least halfway appealing.
Third, a conclusion - I was all about this thing from the jump. It picks away at the way young men in this town chase women, fame,…