“I’d like to quit thinking of the present, like right now, as some minor insignificant preamble to something else.”
I began this film a year ago and finally found the strength to continue viewing.
This ferocious adaptation of Norma Jean Baker’s life is based upon the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates. The novel is heavily fictionalized and creates a narrative of her life based on fragments Oates collected. Oates herself claimed the book is a work of fiction and should not be regarded as a biography, this film should be treated no differently.
A genuine heartfelt and playful vision of female maturity. Femininity is the overall theme but in the end, like always, we are all human and we need to treat everyone with respect and decency. Duh. The childlike aspects of the direction that made me feel like I took a tab of acid before entering the theater was the cherry on top. Definitely needed more Michael Cera though 💘
I don't think you're a spider, you're a moth. Quiet, harmless, drawn to shiny things, banging up against a window, and begging to get in.
Emerald Fennell’s bewitching tale of abhorrent behavior. Classic cinema elements blended with dark modern themes both paired perfectly with captivating performances from each actor.