The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch ★★★

honestly? wasn’t as bad as i had expected it to be. i think the casting was good, the cinematography was excellent, and the story was interesting (bear in mind that i have never read the goldfinch). what went wrong here was the direction and the script. even though it was long, and shit seemed to happen all the time, nothing felt important. even relationships and moments (theo’s friendship with boris for example) that felt genuine and special were forgettable. when boris tells theo about the goldfinch being saved in the end, it didn’t affect me at all, although it is something that apparently has been weighting on our main character’s mind. as a viewer i felt like i was left out from something special. anyway, otherwise i actually enjoyed it! but i think it would’ve done much better as a mini-series.

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