The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch ★★★

I hate that this is bad movie because I literally adore this book. I wanted to be the person who defended it but like I can’t. I think the editing and score are way off but the cinematography is gorg and the actors could’ve been really good if it had been edited better. That said, this is a DIFFICULT book to adapt bc you have to fit an entire life essentially into a short run time so I respect the effort - also when so much of the book is thoughts not dialogue. The beginning I didn’t love I think it needed to be more contextualized rather than throwing you into the accident - you don’t really reasonate with the mother or Theo yet. The Jewish cowboy was a highlight but the bag was FUMBLED by not having timothee be adult Boris. Anyways ugh wish this was better but go read the book!

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