The Little Things

The Little Things ★★½

One of my favourite movie podcasts has this weird fascination with what they call "garbage crime." We all know it when we see it, and while I may not be the biggest fan of that genre of movie, I cannot wait to listen to the episode about The Little Things because this fits perfectly in that wheelhouse.

All three of our leads are making big choices, none more so than Leto (it was never really going to be a competition). That being said, he does make this a little more watchable when he finally shows up on screen. Malik, who I'm a big fan of normally, really isn't offering a whole lot here. He does feel a little out of place, and out of his depth, even with this shallow material.

The score and some of the direction really kept me going, but the conclusion is very underwhelming. Had this come out 20 years ago during peak garbage crime, that ending may have landed a little harder, but in 2021 it does feel a bit like a whimper.

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