It's Such a Beautiful Day Reviews
God damn movie placing water in my eyes...
It's Such a Beautiful Day is directed by the very talented Don Hertzfeldt, the genius behind Rejected, and this animation follows the story of Bill, a stick figure man with a lot of thoughts.
The good? This is amazing. Ok? I don't care how pretentious and how annoying you can accuse this film of being, for me this is amazing. It's curious blend of crude animation with flashes of real life, physical pictures add to the film in such a very unique way. The movie is very funny, I mean laugh out loud funny. There is a bizzarity in almost every scene that will either make you laugh, cry, depressed or simply acceptant of eternity. This is a film in which it is trying to make amends for human existence, and it does so beautifully. How can such a pessimistic movie adopt such an optimistic tone? After it has died of course...well maybe. The animation explores genetics, astrology, dreams, pain, psychosis, murder, torture, livelihood, memories, amnesia and a smattering of other features of what is is to have a conscious. So intellectually self-aware that it is difficult to not get emotional.
I don't really know what else to say. This film fucked me up, you can't really process a sensory experience like this. Sure, I think at times some of the segments span a little longer than needed, but that's a very small nitpick. and maybe the tones get a little clustered, they're just so sharply relevant to what is is to experience life and know the circumstances of mortality. It's Such a Beautiful day is one of the most endearing comments of pain and reality ever. And it made me shed ever so many tears. Watch. This. Now.
It's worth it. But be prepared.
The film takes you on a journey through the life of a stick figure named Bill who's slowly loosing his psyche. As the movie progresses, we learn more about Bill's life, relationships, and family, as well as what lead him to his current metal state.
Yes, this stick figure animated movie is confusing, sad, depressing, and very vey strange. But it's also beautiful, poetic, and has a humor to it that only filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt can supply. There's no dialogue, other than Hertzfeldt's narration which adds to the film's quirky, avant garde nature. And finally, the film has a conclusion of such epic proportions that I rather spoil it here.
In my opinion, this film is an animated masterpiece and should be treated as such. It's a movie I loved since I first watched it and I will continue to love it for as long as I live.