Martina’s review published on Letterboxd:
I've seen this film yesterday, I've read multiple reviews, I've slept on it, I've pondered some more over breakfast, and yet I still don't know how I feel about it. Maybe it was my fault that out of excitement, and maybe retaliation for not being able to see it earlier, I read the book weeks ago. Maybe it was the book's fault for being too good that I felt a bit disappointed with the movie. The movie's not bad at all; it's actually so tender and emotional and well made. Don't get me wrong, the adaptation is really spot-on overall, performances were incredible, cinematography is beautiful, Italy is stunning, the music is lovely (shoutout to Sufjan Stevens, listen to his stuff, it's really good), but there were just some parts wherein I said "that played better in my head", most especially the third half of the book by Andre Aciman that almost drove me insane. Really could've been a 5/5.
So maybe read the book after you've seen the film?
*Listens to Sufjan Stevens because I messed up and I'm sad about it*