|10.24.14||Netflix|| Finally saw this. I can already tell that my feelings on this movie will probably evolve over the next few days so let me get my immediate reaction down here. I get the new wave homage thing, but I think Baumbach's work already verges on being too pretentious before the black and white photography and long shots of his girlfriend running through the streets so it's just too much.|
By the end though I had softened on this and was along for the ride. Gerwig's great at being simultaneously uncomfortable and adorable. Her performance really reminds me of this girl I used to know... the same exact vibe of being energetic and fully embracing her own awkwardness. It's really endearing.
The parts of the film that I liked the most were the montage bits filled with random snippets of life. Liked those much more than the longer scenes.
So I suspect that I'll wind up liking this movie, but I definitely want to get that initial sour taste on my record... The first twenty or so minutes of this had me cringing.