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Frank Longo
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Tue Dec-27-16 02:05 AM

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"A Monster Calls (Bayona, 2016)"


  

          

Saw this as part of a grief doubleheader with Manchester by the Sea today, lol. It's actually a really nice companion piece, as that one is subtle and naturalistic, whereas this goes melodramatic and fantastical. It's subtle as a sledgehammer, but incredibly effective. Gorgeously shot, brilliant effects, terrific performances (especially by the kid, my god what a year for child actors), and very moving. Bring Kleenex. Terrific animated interludes too-- very inventive. Check this one out.

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LOVED it
Dec 27th 2016
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It was okay
Dec 27th 2016
2

seandammit
Member since May 28th 2003
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Tue Dec-27-16 03:52 AM

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Was not the only adult in the room crying for the last hour or so.

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bwood
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Tue Dec-27-16 09:54 AM

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I don't like being told how to feel, so in that regard I like MANCHESTER BY THE SEA much more than this.

Otherwise well shot and acted. That's as far as the praise goes.

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