the 12 year-old protagonist stays up all night reading about mad men after his father tells him he’s too young to understand it and his ultimate reaction is “who cares?”. i felt very attacked by this, ouch.
denis doesn’t seem to connect with me as much as she does with many of the folks i follow here and on twitter. her films have largely been hit-or-miss for me, in this case i suppose i’m somewhere in the middle of the fawning 4.5-5 star reviews and the exaggerated negative reviews and the dumb rich people who walked out during its premiere at tiff. kind of shocked that certain people were uncomfortable with how “explicit” the sexuality was in…