As a play, it works. As a movie, it’s disappointing in its unwillingness to take advantage of its medium.
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Even the story doesn’t feel like it has any real purpose with regards to the world the filmmakers have spent four films and fourteen years constructing.
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Nothing is particularly unnecessary, and with acting as sublime as that by Stone and Gosling, it’s pretty hard to feel bored.
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“It’s all process. You have to be able to find fulfillment in this moment. If you can start doing that in your twenties, you’re just going to have an easier life.”
Lonergan’s structure and script does as much character-building as his performers do. He opts for a flashback-heavy structure which, in the moment, emulates human memory.