Beautiful film — 1 year ago
Tried to give this a shot after having heard the “true story” was actually a lie. So boring I couldn’t finish the Siberia portion and switched to the “making of” instead. Apparently others enjoyed it, though.
Hated all the fake russian accents – there is no pleasing me!
A kind of cool thing for me (about this being based on a true story, having lived in Houston in the ’90s, is that I remember hearing on the news about inmate(s) escaping from jail, mistaken for medical personnel, etc. So for me the movie is believable in all its unbelievability.
The lean forward when he delivers this line: “Who would you save first in a hypothetical housefire situation where both dad and I were equally difficult to save?” – it’s so Richard Ayoade.
So tender, intimate, uplifting
Sean Patric’s character is a horribly unpleasant assault on the viewer. The message at the end was mumbled so I’m not really sure what the point was.
Well, there was a lot more narration here than in that other movie I watched tonight.
It felt a lot like an adaptation of a memoir, probably because that’s what it is?
This movie was too disjointed for my american sensibilities. I can understand not having narration, but it’s like whole scenes are missing. Too subtle.
Gruesome amounts of violence against women portrayed as some kind of turn-on. Since rape fantasies aren’t my thing, it tainted the rest of the film.