Runtime: 118 minutes
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler
I feel like I watched a completely different film to everyone else. People have raved about this film. It got a standing ovation at its premiere apparently. I didn’t see what everyone else saw.
The film has a melancholy aura about it the entire way through. Everything seemed muted, even the actresses emotions. Their faces barely moved.
I didn’t feel any passion throughout the film. I’m even sure what the film is about specifically. Every major part of the film is downplayed. It’s well made, but it just feels directionless. It felt like nothing spectacular happened.
I watch a wide variety of films. I don’t need massively dramatic moments, but this felt really empty.
The only thing I liked was the beautiful music score which sets the tone of the film throughout.
To sum up, shallow plot, slow, passionless
Was it worth the watch? No
Would I re-watch? No
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