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It's Such a Beautiful Day Reviews

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March 6, 2018
Juxtaposed against so many potential futures, the present moment seems perishable and trivial indeed. If such truisms are horrifying, however, they can also be oddly, paradoxically reassuring.
March 6, 2018
There is no "objective" perspective. What there is, surprisingly, is a form of grace or transcendence or epiphany or whatever you choose to call it.
March 6, 2018
Hertzfeldt's work is sometimes elusive in its simplicity, but it can be profound as well; with his humor, darkness, philosophical yearning, and insistence on drawing every line himself, he may be the only legitimate successor to Charles M. Schulz.
March 6, 2018
The feature built out of those three parts thus lacks anything "new"; but the experience of watching them all in one smooth stream is nothing shy of a revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 6, 2018
It's devastating stuff - no less than a stick figure "Tree of Life" - and it confirms that Hertzfeldt has become "mature" without sacrificing any of his considerable gifts.
March 6, 2018
It is beautiful, funny, sad, and imparts the kind of wisdom on life and love that is at once simple and profound.
March 6, 2018
This isn't adult-friendly - it is decidedly adult-oriented - but still not the type of things that most adults would want to see. It's a profound, beautiful statement on mortality, and it is not friendly.
March 6, 2018
There aren't many films where the characters and philosophical ideas stay with you for months afterward, but this is one of them.
March 6, 2018
And though the animation, sound, and special effects were all done by one man slaving away at his home, It's Such a Beautiful Day is realized with remarkable inventiveness and technical sophistication.
March 6, 2018
A truly moving meditation on identity, family and (as the title of his previous short immodestly put it) the meaning of life, Hertzfeldt's magnum opus is more cosmically satisfying than The Tree of Life.
January 22, 2018
An inventive animated masterpiece that will hopefully reach a wider audience that it it can affect and inspire.
January 22, 2018
Alternately poignant and absurdist.
January 22, 2018
Call the finale Kubrickian or Malickian, but for my money Hertzfeldt's sense of humour gets him further than either.
January 9, 2018
The film could have devolved into another variation of Godard's galaxy in a coffee cup, but It's Such a Beautiful Day retains the biting humor and fecund observation of the everyday that allows it to stretch as far into the domestic/cosmic as it can.
October 24, 2014
By the time the movie reaches its metaphysical end, you will feel you've seen something profound, perhaps even life-changing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 3, 2013
There's no denying that Hertzfeldt has a voice and a vision, or that It's Such a Beautiful Day is unique. I think William Fisher, wherever he may be, would appreciate it greatly.
May 2, 2013
Funny, oddly affecting and cherishably personal: in a better world, this would be on 300 screens, and filler such as The Croods would have to be smuggled in under the radar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2013
An existential flipbook and a heartbreaking black joke: stickmen have never looked so alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2013
An original and amusing animation that demonstrates the undeniable talent of Don Hertzfeldt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 2, 2013
One of the great films about memory, perspective and past history.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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