Given the woeful lack of inner life for young women in American movies, Williams's single gesture of fatigue and partial defeat in Wendy and Lucy is momentous.
The funny thing is, I actually liked Old Joy which really snuck up on me. This film seems almost as if it was made well before Old Joy. It plays like a rough, out-of-focus, early student effort with half a script stretched out into a meandering feature. It's like a sketch or a study, not a complete work. It would be great if the film did all you said it did for women in American movies. But I fear that if people read your review and attend this film with the hopes of seeing something "momentous", it will do more harm to actresses in indie films than good.
Jan 28 - 03:14 PM
Nice review Wesley. I liked the films minimalistic approach to story telling. And the story itself I thought offered a powerful artistic statement in the form of metaphor symbolizing life's challenges, irrationalities and and uncertain destination.
Nov 13 - 02:41 AM