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A good movie

Even though this movie didn't really get much love when it was released, since I always had a weak spot for Gus Van Sant's work, I was quite eager to check it out. After the huge critical failure of 'The Sea of Trees' (It is even considered by many as his worst movie so far), Van Sant here made a nice come-back and this flick was easily his best movie since 'Milk' released already 10 years ago. Still, even though it was indeed an entertaining biopic, it was nothing really amazing, to be honest. I mean, even though Van Sant went for a chaotic and random structure, the whole thing was actually fairly generic and predictable after all. Still, I had never heard of John Callahan before watching this movie, the guy was really interesting and I really appreciate the fact that they kept displaying his work through the whole duration. Eventually, I think I enjoyed mostly the cast involved. Indeed, once again, Joaquin Phoenix completely nailed it and displayed again that he is easily one of the best actors of his generation. On top of that, the rest of the cast (Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black) was also strong even if their characters were unfortunately barely developed. I was above all impressed by Jonah Hill who I didn't recognize at all and it was only by the sound of his voice that I was able to spot him. Anyway, to conclude, even though it was nothing ground-breaking, it was still a decent biopic and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Gus Van Sant's work.

7/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
2 months ago on 10 October 2018 07:19