Aftersun ★★½

Please don't hate me but this just did not work for me on virtually any level. I'm glad people enjoyed this tone poem/heartfelt look at a beautiful father-daughter relationship/understated coming-of-age tale/vacation movie. I was ready to be immersed! It's great that everyone is loving this movie and please don't let anything I say detract from your experience.

But I found it dreadfully boring and its gestures towards the broader significance of the events depicted to be woefully underbaked. The one thing that worked was Paul Mescal's performance. His barely suppressed anguish is the heart and soul of this film.

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