Consistently surprised me with its colorful and dynamic visual streak! It’s such a family TV movie at its core but it’s like a good one of those. Totally lovable and harmless… I am a Bucks fan so I’m biased, but how can ya not hear about Giannis’ story and be a little moved! To the point of tears or whatever.
Stavros Halkias should’ve been Haris smdh
So many transcendent beats and moments. This whole thing has such unmatched comedic and dramatic pacing for its time, practically beating Noah Baumbach at his own game in several regards. Just a super enriching and heart warming affair, even when it’s RomCom nature throws the otherwise impeccable tone for a loop. So so so so good and cute. Fantastic entry into the Asian to Western Society Immigrant narrative, intergenerational trauma and all!
Also how the hell did Will Smith produce this, that rules lol.
I loved this so much. The visual concept executed so brilliantly, and like Unedited Footage of a Bear, Alan Resnick approaches really dark, human ideas through such abstract and absurdist extremes. It might be an overstatement, but these past two shorts of his have shown David Lynch levels of artistic precision. This one especially really got to me, using everything in its clever setup to tell a story without TELLING the story. But the theme is clear and thorough (albeit…