Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I was excited to see this. It was one of the movies I regretted missing at Sundance last year (it never played at a convenient time for me) and have been waiting for it to come out ever since.

Everything I heard was that the movie was great but it was extremely depressing and if you saw it on a Friday night, it would ruin your entire weekend. Needless to say, I was pretty pumped to see if that was true. But of course, I waited until a Sunday night so that it may have ruined my entire week.

It hasn't. And while I have been thinking about it a couple of times yesterday, it was more thinking about how disappointed I was that it didn't ruin my week. Sure, Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling give great performances, but that can be said about just about anything the two of them do. They're great actors and that's what they're supposed to do. Overall, I'd say it was solid, but it definitely wasn't a life altering movie. Glad I saw it, but I shouldn't have been as hyped up to be depressed as I was, because it didn't follow through. I don't know, maybe that's just me though (to be fair, a girl did call me an emotionless robot one time, so I may have a different tolerance level for this stuff).

But I did like the music, which was done by Grizzly Bear. Doubtful that I'll ever seek out and listen to anything else they've done, but it worked in the context of the movie.

Also, the trailer for it is fantastic and I think it's one of the things that sold me on the movie. So, in other words, it did exactly what it was supposed to do. But it wasn't nearly as much of a letdown as the TERMINATOR: SALVATION trailer greatness to actual movie greatness, though. I'm still trying to get over that one.

1 comment:

  1. I have heard this with a few people who saw this movie. The general consensus seems to be "well it wasnt as sad as I thought it was going to be" (said with a hint of disappointment) It wasnt what I thought it was going to be, but I still thought it was really good.