Tyler Tompkins’s review published on Letterboxd:
Currently in Austin in between a double feature (Beautiful Boy/mid90s).
I was a bit nervous for this one. Many people had told me they loved it and others said that it had major pacing issues.
I’m happy to report that this movie was FANTASTIC. Chalamet and Carell give the performances of their career. I understand why people have an issue with the pacing because the story is told through a series of flashbacks and things happening during the present. It was offputting at first, but as the story went on, the characters grew on me and it was easy to overlook the minor flaws.
As of now I think Chalamet has the Oscar. His only competition appears to be Mahershala Ali (Green Book). It’ll be interesting to see how that pans out. It’s a shame Carell isn’t in conetention because he’s just as good, if not even better than Chalamet.