Sundance Film Festival 2021
Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island opens with a couple, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony Sanders(Tim Roth) travelling via ferry to Fårö, where legendary director Ingmar Bergman used to live and work. Tony has been invited to do a talk at the local theatre, and throughout the whole trip, he’s excited as a long time admirer of Bergman’s work. Chris, on the other hand, is much more critical of how Bergman lived his personal life and the cruel nature of his characters.…
What a romantic picture! The first thing that stuck with me is the opening sequence, that initial 20 minutes- marvelous. Alright, the plot is Sam (Tom Hanks) recently became a widower moves from Chicago to Seattle to ease his grieving but his son worriedly calls a radio station saying his father "needs a new wife" because he's sad and not sleeping. The radio station convinces his son to put his father on the phone and his father says how much…
So the movie begins when Malcolm, a movie director, has just made the first hit movie of his career. Marie is a bit disgruntled for unspecified reasons. Malcolm presses her about it. And then her woes shift from "it's nothing" to "you didn't thank me" to "you stole my life" to "you're a narcissist" back to "you didn't thank me"
It's a car crash I was witnessing, from the discourse within the movie itself to the one it was destined…
I really wanted to watch this with some person I went out with. But the world has its own plans for 2020.
And it really got me thinking about that and I texted her
The point is this movie won't really grab all your attention. It's not that unique, the needledrops are too jarring.
It's cute though
It's about regret. And I regret not watching this on a date. Watch it on a date, you might enjoy it more