Lenny is in his mid-thirties and lacks direction in life. His decision to marry Lila, at least a decade his junior, was an impulsive Band-Aid for an overarching anxiety about his accomplishments and the stark reality that he’ll likely soon have lived more years than he has left. And for what it’s worth, Lila fit the bill in embodying much of what he lacks: a comical confidence, well-versed in her own identity, and unapologetic for the very quirks that begin…
Eighties excellence? Perhaps graded on a curve, but idgaf. One of the first *good* biopics willing to explore the flaws of its female subject, rather than martyr and praise them. Fossey's idealistic beginning and descent into terrorism bookend her impassioned conservation efforts. Sigourney elevates the script into something praise-worthy and the eighties synth-score is an iconic coupling to the sharp cinematography and editing.