This is clearly a sadistic hatchet job on some hysterical woman figure in Woody’s life but I can’t figure out if it’s supposed to be his mother (per the period setting), or Mia Farrow.
Either way, Winslet’s Ginny is a wretched screen creation, chewing through nauseating uber-wide angles, riding high on fits of histrionics that seem to have been conceived working backward from a DSM-5 index. What’s so baffling is that Woody has done this manic depressive woman before, with…
Couldn't settle on just one review, so here's eight.
1. Wow, I love Jews now!
2. Really good in this movie about the Holocaust to have CollegeHumor-style "I totally wouldn't say this in real life but because this is comedy I can just say directly the things which I want to critique e.g. 'I wish more of our lads had your blind fanaticism'"
3. Hitwah make fwunny faces an dance :)
4. There was a lady in the back row…
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It’s not even worth it to dive into the discursive David Foster Wallace stuff, the diatribe against A Woman Under the Influence, the heated takedown of the problematic lyrics of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, or the author of the source material and his impressive political connections (his brother-in-law is the President of Iceland… hmm I wonder if he could have gotten some strings pulled? Maybe a book deal wrestled out of the effete hands of Simon & Schuster? Perhaps even a…