A disarming and delightful human comedy from Alexander Payne, with Paul Giamatti in top form as a Scrooge of a schoolmaster.
Thanks Ty, this sounds great, and most likely if not for you, one I would never otherwise consider viewing.
I'm so looking forward to thia film.
Can't wait! I'm a huge fan of both Payne and Giamatti.
Yet another beautifully rendered critique of a movie I've been looking forward to - ever since I saw the trailer. Thank you, Ty!
aargh!! I'm so disappointed - Monday night next week is the ONLY night I have plans I can't break - and I would love to see you interview Alexander Payne. He was one of my brother-in-law's favorite journalism students at Columbia quite awhile ago. But looking forward to the film.
You will rip a hole in the space-time continuum when the scene inside the Somerville Theatre appears onscreen inside the Somerville Theatre. Nice knowin' ya. I think you were coming from your screening of this when I saw you at TIFF. I filed my review for the Globe this morning. It was 3-1/2 stars at TIFF and I thought it might bump up to four with time, but I stuck with 3-1/2. Great review as usual. BTW, a reader wrote me and said the only way I could have gotten the job at the Globe was if I'd had you whacked beforehand. This is interesting because I showed up long after you left, so if anybody was gonna whack you, it was that other guy. Plus, you ain't dead. Anyway, I told the reader that you were running a Substack from Hell and to go subscribe to it. "And be nice to me," I wrote. "You know what I'm capable of doing."
Really dug this one, a rare film where I would not change anything. Depressed going in and enlightened going out. How refreshing to not be hit over the head with heavy handed moralizing and instead an instance where art can teach us how to live more daring, richer lives. Carpe diem & memento vivere.