It’s not as if the script does the cast any favors either. Not only is every character on display a putrid combination of unlikeable and simply, egregiously stupid, but they are given no funny material with which to work.
It isn’t without its flaws, but overall it is a worthy piece of filmmaking. Its visually stunning finale could even be looked at as a promise that more familiar — at least in intensity — territory lies ahead for fans of the franchise.
Todd Haynes brilliantly tells the cinematic tale of two deaf kids through the form of a silent movie, playing with the conventions of the genre to create multiple layers through which to explore the deaf experience.