The Death & Life of John F. Donovan ★★★★½

There’s no denying that this film came with some issues, mostly from the script wildly ranging from poetic to outright insane from scene to scene, the acting wasn’t much better which is pretty insane considering you have cast members like Natalie Portman, Kathy Bates, Susan Sarandon and more. That all said, sincerity and feeling goes a long way with me and I think that’s what ultimately shines through. The concept of what we do to Hollywood stars and how much we expect to be allowed to know and how we project ourselves onto them. They’re our modern Greek gods, they tell the myths and we’re just the citizens desperate to find meaning.

Jacob Tremblays performance was committed and willing to make this tragic plot actually work, and, knowing there’s a 4 hour cut of this movie somewhere, I’d love to see it because I think that those missing scenes would help contextualise a couple of the odd ones that still linger.

All said, it gave me a big emotional response and Kit Harrington was looking FINE and gay so my complaints are nothing next to how good this kinda ended up being

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