This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
That eternal uncertainty? Curiosity, in this case, very literally killed the cat.
Beautiful animation and score does little to obfuscate that this is a ploy to solicit empathy for the ~ plight ~ of the oppressor. Would have benefited from a Palestinian and Lebanese perspective, who are instead relegated to the margins and rendered abstract for the most part - faceless, voiceless, dehumanised. A film that skilfully evades any serious condemnation or even acknowledgement of Israel’s involvement in the atrocities of the Sabra and Shatila massacre (instead shunting off the blame to other parties), and one that is relayed through the lens of the perpetrator in a manner that left me nauseous most of the time.
Fell utterly head-over-heels in love with this. So effortlessly charming. Jack Lemmon’s performance leans so much on the physical aspect, and he delivers a lot of hilarity, to amazing results. So immensely likeable. Shirley MacLaine is also incredibly endearing, and as a duo the effortless chemistry they generate is so strong it feels like it could single handedly generate electricity due to the sheer mega wattage of it all.
Billy Wilder’s razor sharp screenplay provides the foundation for all the…