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I May Destroy You
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This is the best new movie that I have seen all year. This inherently is graded on a curve given that nearly all movies have been closed for half of the year to this point. However, there are numerous things found relatable, hilarious and creative in this movie.
First of all, I found a lot of similarities in Nyles' character. Upon reaching a certain age in life, I found that I had accomplished every goal I had created up to this point, fulfilling my desires and living each day with the feeling that I was playing with house money, eventually having feeling subside and doing the same habitual things each day knowing that not much would change. These themes are not thrown and explored they are simply observed by the camera and the one meaningful conversation between Nyles and Sarah where she remarks that he refuses to talk about his past and he says that his past does not matter.
This movie is a fun watch, but it fails to reach meaningful depth because Nyles and Sarah barely have exploratory conversations. Most of their relationship's spark is shown through montages and treats sex as the penultimate summit of their relationship, the moment Nyles realizes he loves her. This is great, but since they both have had meaningless sex with so many people it does not exactly give reason as to why they would suddenly love each other, especially considering that Sarah brushes him off the next day and disappears for much of the third act.
I'm not at all convinced and the filmmakers brush this off quickly, given the brief hour and thirty minute run time. I would have liked to see one four minute scene where they truly opened up.
Besides that, Roy's character had the funniest moments and kept the movie unpredictable, especially in the opening scene with Nyles.
People say romantic comedies are slowly becoming extinct along with modern romance. This movie is well-needed
This is a true black comedy, an ultimate expression of free speech in the sense that it is not catered to the audience's taste but remains a pure reflection of unique characters, something most movies fail to accomplish. I like this movie because it was funny and most importantly, it is original.