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Yeah, these guys. I really loved seeing the story behind the rise and fall of the animatronic band, as well as the expansive workshop operation that was... However, the documentary's structure chopped up the narrative and became quite unfocused. I wanted to like it more, but I just didn't like the way it was edited.
I don't know what's wrong with half of the people who review this film... It is unquestionably one of my favorites. I saw it before I knew it was the sequel to Henry Fool, and I didn't care... I loved it the first time I saw it, and it gets better every time I re-watch. Park Posey is amazing as Fay, and the rest of the cast is brilliant, as well. The jumps between cinematic styles are humorous and intriguing...mad props to Hartley. Will we see a third installment come 2017? God, I hope so!
The first half of the movie is, admittedly, slow... all of the dramatic action really happens in the second hour. I think the main problem is that the film was a bit too long... but I have to tell you, after watching it a second time (and after watching its sequel, Fay Grim multiple times), this one has grown on me. Henry Fool is a flawed man, and would gladly admit it if you confronted him. I love all of these characters and am praying for a third film... Good work by Hal Hartley creating this world that is allatonce tiny and immense.
I watched it because I am interested in Sylvia Plath... not because I wanted to watch a melodrama. The film is both shallow and emotional at the same time... It focuses on the dysfunction of a relationship to a fault, ignoring the need to develop the main character as a writer. Yes, we saw her writing. I think we heard her read all of three lines of her work. Not a lot of insight here into the woman... Poorly written. Too bad for the actors, who were forced to attempt to polish a turd.
This film! The intricacies of this family really surprised me... and their difficulties are explored in such a touching way. I love the camerawork and editing... they create an intimacy while maintaining the respect of distance. Kimberly Reed has done amazing work in sharing her story here, in all of its heartbreaking and resilient detail, and I am so glad I came across this documentary.