Chadwin’s review published on Letterboxd:
“Maybe, one day, you won't love me anymore. It's true. It happens...”
The film broke me, and I’m fine with never watching another movie ever again for the rest of my life. This is officially the only movie that exists.
This film resonated with me incredibly well, and honestly, I don’t think there was a single thing I didn’t like about it.
Xavier Dolan is a genius. Every single frame of this film burns with emotion, nearly searing through the screen. The way he uses the small aspect ratio is amazing, creating momentum within the frame that is absolutely electrifying. But then come the scenes where the aspect ratio expands. These hopeful moments explode. It’s a sensory overload. The world fills with happiness.
The use of music is perfect. I could see how someone may think the film relies too heavily on music to convey an emotion at times, but I think the film uses its music so effectively that it absolutely works.
Xavier Dolan makes me feel like I won’t ever accomplish anything in my life because I don’t think I could make anything that comes close to this.