Originally Posted by Aliens
Agreed. As much as I loved the uniqueness and how it was pulled off, I'm not sure I'm interested in watching it again.
Perhaps the gimmick of it being "a movie filmed over 12 years with the same actors" is the reason...I dunno.
There isn't any way in He!! this is a better movie than Calvary
...no way, no how (IMO, of course
If there is anything special about this movie it is the well-drawn character of "Dad" (played by EH) and the dynamic between him and his children.
It felt real
and truthful, and for that RL deserves kudos.
Perhaps I should explain the reason I earlier referred to it as a "video diary."
This is a tale (a confession?) of growing up in modern America.
All of the major scenes in the film are things I experienced, in one degree or another, in my own life.
I have first-hand, up close and personal knowledge of the realism to this story.
This is why it felt like "video diary" or Home Movie to me.
Without getting into details, like "Mason" I had a family background similar to his.
And my story isn't
unique....tens of millions of children have been
raised this way.
It is one of American society's great secrets.
Reagan's Hollywood version of what the typical American Family is
was complete B.S.
Fortunately, I made it out the other side.
However, millions did not.
And we see the repercussions to our nation nearly everywhere we look today.