Just got into movies pretty recently so I don’t really know what I’m talking about most of the time.
Probably one of the most stressful, jaw dropping, and depressing movies I’ve ever watched.
I really feel for Alex and the people in his life. His personal outlook and mental processing are really heartbreaking to see; especially how it affects the people who care about him. Yeah the climbing stuff was super anxiety-inducing but honestly the other stuff was way more impactful to me.
I’ve been staring at this screen for about 30 minutes now trying to figure out what to say to properly convey how I feel about this film. For the first half of that 30 mins I was thinking about the film itself. What do I want to say about the story and the characters? What is this film trying to say? How do I interpret the ending?
Then I thought, “how does this film relate to me?” and now everything…
A few of my friends were having an argument about whether this is one of the best movies of all time or mid at best. They’re both wrong. It’s not a masterpiece (especially just coming off of Zodiac), but it is really really good.
Right off the bat, Gyllenhaal blows this performance out of the park. He really is a huge part of what makes this movie work so well. From the first scene to the last he played this…