I feel like I had the opposite experience of everyone here: I really, really loved the beginning, but I saw the twist coming from the get-go and didn't particularly enjoy it, so I'm just left with a sour taste. Still much to be appreciated in the film but I can't help but be disappointed.
I don't even rate movies, only "like" them or not, and yet it's impossible for me to choose what to do here. Standout performances from the two leads, incredible stylistic choices (literally things I'll never forget), and some interesting things to say about sexism and idolizing previous decades - but also some really monotonous parts and a story that drops most of what I found interesting for something that went nowhere.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is my spoiler review of Thelma, click here for my spoiler-free review.
My thoughts are too scattered so this is a list:
- I loved how Thelma's powers are never portrayed as wrong in the movie. Sure, she does terrible things, but mainly when she's a child and/or asleep, so when it's completely out of her control. Other than that, the movie tries really hard to link Thelma's powers to nature (the animal imageries, the focus on the trees…
do you sometimes think about how they've probably fallen in love with each other way before the beginning of the movie.... there's that threesome story of Sarah chickening out and when they meet for the first time in the movie Mindy says that it's been a while they haven't seen each other, just like the three years gap in the middle of the movie........ what if their life had just been a constant stream of missed opportunities and this movie is only a part of it........