The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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"One Week and a Day" has its moments, just not enough of them.
An incredibly tactful tragicomedy from debut writer/director Asaph Polonsky.
A squirm comedy set astride a grave - and somehow more moving for its protagonist's inability to grieve the way sane people are supposed to.
Resolutely non-psychological and spare with its sharply funny dialogue, One Week and a Day apprehends its walking wounded through their mood swings, their half-assed lurches into elaborate plans we can tell they'll never complete.
It isn't sharp enough to be funny or profound enough to be touching. It meanders from start to finish, searching for a tone that it never quite finds.
With a title that sounds standard but turns out to be specific, "One Week and a Day" keeps an impeccable balance between absurdity and sadness, comedy and heartbreak.
It's certainly worth seeing: the pleasures it offers are enough to satisfy the audience. Still, there's something about it that strives too much for perfection, and that bothered me, because in essence it's a totally mainstream perfection.
Uses humor to deal with death.
What One Week and A Day does is give us is a funny and perceptive look at the mourning process for two parents who are not ready to stop grieving over their son.
The film treats the catharsis of mourning and overcoming it with tenderness and a sense of humor seldom seen. [Full review in Spanish]
This surprising Israeli film is as comical as it is moving. [Full review in Spanish]
Eschewing a particularly strong climax, One Week and a Day develops with confidence toward a conclusion that brims with hope, resignation, and finally acceptance.
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