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Maybe the ultimate example of "I really wish it were better." Cinematography and performances are great, but there is wayyyy too much lame, unnecessary audience hand-holding and this thing feels eternal. Something is off in the balance between the snippets of this lively sisterhood and the desire to tackle social issues. It doesn't need to be Ocean's Eleven (not that I'd say no), but the heavy parts are not woven in with much grace.
The striking image of dirty Harry Dean Stanton with the red hat wandering the desert is misleading. It made me expect something weirder or more clever instead of a somewhat conventional family drama.
My expectations aside, I found the dialogue unimpressive and the *big monologue* oversimplistic and unmoving. I don’t know. Maybe I don’t like movies with uncharismatic characters. Maybe the script underserves them. The story is decently good. The imagery is the highlight. Mr. Müller at it again.