The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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A bracing, adventurous experience.
In Happy Hour, and particularly in that beautiful scene on the ferry, the world is not just gliding by-it is being slid into place before our eyes, as if for the first time.
Hamaguchi is a genius of scene construction, turning the fierce poetry of painfully revealing and pugnaciously wounding dialogue into powerful drama that's sustained by a seemingly spontaneous yet analytically precise visual architecture.
Running nearly five and a half hours, Hamaguchi's movie foregrounds the quotidian, revealing the latent drama in the most seemingly mundane moments.
If "Happy Hour" doesn't quite deliver all it promises, that may only be because it promises quite a lot.
This is a delightfully human film, one that observes its characters with a sense of tranquil reverence.
Hamaguchi proposes a life-world in which the experiences that are really supposed to rearrange our daily identities actually do.
By spending so much time with these ordinary women, we see them fully in all their thorny complications.
It's worth putting aside the time to see how Happy Hour excels in every way a narrative film can.
Through small glances and brief, cautious words, Hamaguchi conveys volumes.
Buoyed by four captivating performances from its unheralded actresses, Happy Hour is a fascinating, towering confection of contradictions.
Happy Hour commands respect through the audacity of its conception and scale, and it earns affection through its humane attentiveness.
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