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Michael Evans
Michael Evans

Can somebody explain to me why this movie is getting so much acclaim? I feel like I wasted 2 hrs of my life.

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Jaxon Nguyen
Jaxon Nguyen

Why are we here? just to suffer?

Adrian Clark
Adrian Clark

What do you like in films?

I loved it because it was a well written and preformed character piece with beautiful music and cinematography

youtube.com/watch?v=bT_XjcdgT6g

Adrian Green
Adrian Green

For a character piece, the characters were dull, detestable, and flat. The main characters barely have an arc. Wow, he is an asshole with mommy issues. Such a complex character.

Jason Gutierrez
Jason Gutierrez

beautiful music
True
beautiful cinematography
Pretty standard and diappointing considering what PTA is capable of.

William Long
William Long

Dishonest cinema. A true auteur would never be so celebrated in their time. Would never be winning oscars left and right. His only true kino was Inherent Vice, which everyone despised.

Isaiah Foster
Isaiah Foster

if people like it, It’s Reddit

Connor Scott
Connor Scott

PTA is the DW Griffith of our generation

truly dishonest filmmaking

Zachary Torres
Zachary Torres

Can somebody explain to me why this movie is getting so much acclaim? I feel like I wasted 2 hrs of my life.

Levi Fisher
Levi Fisher

and

Brandon Hughes
Brandon Hughes

The message of the film: relationships are not about love and respect but deceit and control.

Cooper Mitchell
Cooper Mitchell

I thought it had interesting things to say about love and especially enjoyed how Reynolds and Alma's relationship teeters between standard and deeply gothic in nature.
I also enjoy how it's really about magic mushrooms.

Andrew Adams
Andrew Adams

It was slow but I enjoyed how weird the characters were. The acting and cinematography were great. I guess part of the point was how detestable the characters were. The first scene with the tailor guy sick as legitimately spooky.
Actually now that I think about the themes of mistake and regret, obsession, and a crumbling relationship were compelling to me.

Leo Ward
Leo Ward

I thought it was a brilliant and beautiful movie. lewis looked and spoke exactly like my grandfather which made it surreal

Eli Robinson
Eli Robinson

I also enjoy how it's really about magic mushrooms.

lol

Oliver Brown
Oliver Brown

fuck my life how do you use the spoiler option

Jacob Perez
Jacob Perez

Hey, let's make a movie with no engaging characters or conflict and characters that don't change or learn anything! Fuck storytelling! Just watch DDL act! Dude, poison mushrooms!

Jace Russell
Jace Russell

DDL was doing the same old routine and his love interest couldn't act at all. Zero emotive capabilities.

Leo Rodriguez
Leo Rodriguez

Bracket spoiler bracket __________ bracket /spoiler bracket

Ian Powell
Ian Powell

It was a bourgeois movie about a tailor? Do you want fucking lil Jon to come in with some trashy Kardashians?
Maybe she was reserved and quite because her husband was a near-psychotic dick?
I mean it's fine that you didn't like the movie but don't act like it was a bad film

Ayden Williams
Ayden Williams

i disagree :3

Colton Rivera
Colton Rivera

this but also i loved it

Joshua Rivera
Joshua Rivera

What exactly is the "same old routine"?

Logan Collins
Logan Collins

How can you say the characters didn't change or learn anything? How can you say there was no conflict, or storytelling? This is about as dishonesty a review as you could write, shame on you user.

Ayden Butler
Ayden Butler

She was reserved and quiet before they even became partners, let alone married. The actress that played her did a terrible job emoting, so yes, that makes the movie bad.

Christian Watson
Christian Watson

"did a terrible job" how bout you use some valid criticisms there bud. How, when? Don't be lazy

Joseph Torres
Joseph Torres

Tell me what the characters learned and how they changed then. They are the same terrible people at the end as they are at the beginning.

Gabriel Clark
Gabriel Clark

She couldn't emote. How many fucking times do I have to say it, you imbecile?

Hudson Gonzalez
Hudson Gonzalez

I still didn't like them so they didn't change
Reynolds finally found a defiant, maternalistic partner that brought the tenderness out of him, Alma succeeded in making a difficult domineering partner make her feel special and needed.
The result is Reynolds was able to have a cathartic experience about his dead mother.

Aaron Allen
Aaron Allen

That's a lazy criticism and you haven't explained it in enough depth for me to believe it hinders the film in any way and should be considered a flaw let alone the reason why the film was bad.

Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell

He wasn't near psychotic, just a fussy child with mommy issues. We aren't given compelling reasons for the characters to even like one another. She really seems to just put up with him so she can wear nice clothes.

Jaxon Parker
Jaxon Parker

And I'm saying the story was written that way because its a pretentious movie about a delusional British tailor.
You didn't enjoy the movie =/= the movie was bad

Hudson Foster
Hudson Foster

You stated how the characters reached their goals. That isn't a character arc. Their perspectives and flaws didn't evolve at all.

I'll spell it out for you: she has the same facial expression for half of the film. That Twilight actress even has a larger acting range.

Bentley Collins
Bentley Collins

It's pretentious... but not bad... sorry, I consider pretentious movies to be pretty bad, user.

Parker Bailey
Parker Bailey

The thing is, it wasn't a "goal" of Reynolds to find a woman like Alma, he didn't realize that was what he needed until she forced thst realization upon him, with poison.
I don't know exactly what it is you wanted but I found the events perfectly compelling.

She was expressionless, but how was she supposed to look? Did you notice how stoic other elements of the film were?

While I'm at it...
Pretentious is just a word. Write something thoughtful

Daniel Fisher
Daniel Fisher

You're a fucking hack of an audience member.

Owen Perez
Owen Perez

Look up the definition of pretentious. You clearly need to.

Isaac Watson
Isaac Watson

I think the reason they got together in the movie was because he thought she had the perfect body, and she felt like wearing his dresses made her beautiful, and enjoyed being around him. The conflict was when he was too obsessive with his work to make an emotional connection with her, whereas she felt stifled and used. The magic mushrooms was a really fucked up but compelling conclusion that I liked

Blake Cook
Blake Cook

I respect PTA, but his movies aren't for me

Asher Cooper
Asher Cooper

"attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed."
And how does this connect to your original point?

Kevin Diaz
Kevin Diaz

Actually, the rest of the female cast was excellent. Especially DDLs main advisor. Just not the female lead. She had no screen presence. It didn't help that she looked like a transperson either.

Noah King
Noah King

What exactly do you not like about pretentious movies? If a movie has an unconventional plot, characters, presentation, why would that make it any less enjoyable?
I know pretentiousness is an insult but you could just swap it out with artsy I guess

Jason Brown
Jason Brown

Isn't that pretty much every PTA movie?

Jeremiah Fisher
Jeremiah Fisher

If something pretentious it isn't as important or noteworthy as it is pretending to be. The word is always used with a negative connotation.

Connor Bennett
Connor Bennett

I'm misusing pretentious then.
Replace it with unconventional or artsy my point still stands

Elijah Taylor
Elijah Taylor

Because DDL last film, and they want to celebrate his work before he dies

Brody Ortiz
Brody Ortiz

This, I can agree with.
But her plainness seemed to go along with how she felt so unnoticed, unappreciated. He's caters to these stunning women and she feels she, the plain jane has to compete with that.

Camden Green
Camden Green

The movie wasn't unconventional or artsy. Hell, I wish it had been. This film was the least engaging "art house" film I've seen in a while.

Landon Davis
Landon Davis

The problem with this is that this notion of "importance" was felt by you, the viewer, and so to call something (especially a work of fiction) might only reflect your impression of whatever it is, and not the intent of the filmmaker. But I digress

Daniel Harris
Daniel Harris

Why are we here? just to suffer?

youtube.com/watch?time_continue=60&v=UMyoCr2MnpM

Joseph Edwards
Joseph Edwards

Yes, but I was hoping this one would be different

Jackson Sullivan
Jackson Sullivan

I'm sorry guys I don't mean to be a jerk.

Dominic Rivera
Dominic Rivera

killing it
The only routine he knows

Levi James
Levi James

She seems to just put up with him so she can wear nice clothes.
You mean to tell me that women are vapid whores who marry for material gain? Well colour me surprised, user!

Daniel Miller
Daniel Miller

The film is about how women are materialistic bitches who just annoy men with ambition and drag them down.

It's the true story of every relationship that every man who has ever tried to achieve greatness has ever had to put up with.

David Wood
David Wood

He likes that she's pretty, she likes that he's successful.... It's a tale of romance as old as time.

Adrian Parker
Adrian Parker

It was the best movie I've seen in a long while and it should be winning the oscar. The only reason I can imagine to dislike this movie is not enjoying slow paced movies

Isaac Russell
Isaac Russell

That so many of you dislike this reinforces my conviction that it's a masterpiece.

Josiah Jackson
Josiah Jackson

The characters don't change much but you discover them as the movie goes along, complexity > development. Also
no conflict
Turn down the phone when watching kino, kid

Levi Reed
Levi Reed

I feel like I wasted 2 hrs of my life.
try watching this next

Sebastian Collins
Sebastian Collins

Unironically this.

Jacob Johnson
Jacob Johnson

I think the problem is that people remember PTA for his Reddit dramas where people scream and mock religion and then it ends with a surreal "iconic" scene like the frog rain or the bowling pin murder

but PTA decided instead to make some boring-ass drama and nobody cares. He needs to make fun of some religious cult or religious figure and get some famous actor to eat the scenery, then reddit/Cred Forums will love him again

Sebastian Gray
Sebastian Gray

*looks at the catalog*
*raises paw*
Yeah me too

Jaxon Taylor
Jaxon Taylor

I liked IV

Tyler Stewart
Tyler Stewart

if it has no arc its bad
Go back to star wars

William Jenkins
William Jenkins

poorman's altman. anderson is a good filmmaker, but that's about it, he's insanely overrated by reddi/tv/

Nathan Ortiz
Nathan Ortiz

low IQ posting

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