The Windshield Wiper

The Windshield Wiper

Maybe the best word for this film is ugly. The animation style is visually ugly, and the bulk of the runtime is dedicated to portraying human behaviour that the filmmakers clearly think are ugly. More ugly than both is the judgmental, arrogant mindset of the filmmakers deciding these displays are ugly and levitating above us all while oh-so-ironically juxtaposing them with a framing device about the true meaning of love. The added element of modern technology playing such a major role makes everything feel like a bitter old faux-intellectual lecturing "kids these days" about why Tinder is destroying society. Back in my day, love was an overexposed montage of kids kissing on the street and old people in a graveyard scored with indie music!

By every metric, an ugly film.

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