Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Dog with a Blog, May 6, 2019.
I really enjoyed this and also I want Nai Nai to be my grandma too
this was quite good. not as "devastating" as i expected; quite a bit warmer.
Well, hot damn this was great. This dealt with grief in a way I've never seen before and it was beautiful, funny, sad and heartwarming. The clash of cultures was my favorite little subplot and added so much nuisance to the whole story.
The speech her uncle gave at the wedding had me tearing up from laughter and sadness. Same with Hao Hao's drunk crying. anything to do with Hao Hao and his fake bride was hilarious really. And that shot of the car pulling away was just killed me. The whole movie I felt like Nai Nai had figured out what was going on and that shot sealed it for me.
Spoiler tag that shit!
But yeah, that's when I started sobbing, just like, full on ugly cry
spoilers are literally meaningless.
Fine, whatever, I'm not having this argument again. Sorry, I guess.
I thought the movie hit wide release this past weekend? I figured spoilers are open at this point. Also, what I posted is more of a theory than something that shot actually states.
Anyone opening the thread at this point should have either seen it or know that many of us have, we’re not putting a ban on discussion until it comes out on DVD lmao
not to rehash the same old argument, but I don't see how using spoiler tags is "putting a ban on discussion"
I just can’t see why anybody would go into a thread for something that is out and expect people not to be talking openly about it
People will still not have seen this a year from now, should we spoiler tag on their behalf? I get the concept but it’s not unreasonable to think that people that don’t want something spoiled could just gloss over one thread on a message board and go about their day
Not to be insensitive, but I’ve never opened a thread for a show or movie and expected everyone to cater to me by doing all of their conversation in black bars because I haven’t seen it yet. Just pop in once you have! If you want to know more about the work, go read some spoiler free reviews and jump in once you’ve had the chance to see it
it’s also one of the least plot-driven movies in recent memory. there’s no “twist.” cmon lol.
There really isn't any twist. Anything suggesting is purely speculative. It's certainly not anything that crossed my mind when watching it.
oh my god Lulu is dating Barry Jenkins!
oh my god they admit it
This was very good
After seeing this, the Lang/Jenkins courtship makes perfect sense. Wonder if they watched In The Mood For Love together yet?
Loved this so much
This was sweet and wholesome. Really enjoyed it.
Finally got around to seeing this. It was fantastic. Awkwafina can carry a god damn movie. I hope she gets some awards recognition
Hoping this comes to br soon probably won’t be able to catch in theaters
Saw this again yesterday, still great
This was pretty rough.
Every moment of attempt at genuine pathos is interrupted by bad slapstick or Hallmark-style attempts at depth. The family arranged on one end of the table, waiting for her to read her report, or the slow-motion walk during the wedding, or the cloying music as the lead character is driven away. It never trusts the audience to read these things for themselves, like someone pointing out the punchline after telling a joke. The film never truly grapples with east versus west beyond a few lines of acknowledgement that things are different in China. The epilogue, which reveals the real character is still alive, makes the whole enterprise that much muddier. What was the point, then? Were we supposed to examine our Western ideas about family and death, only to find out that she must have been told the truth at some point?
The cinematographer mentioned being influenced by Still Walking, and that is such a better portrayal of how people internalize grief and the desire to not make a scene like a Westerner.