1. "finally out in Canada so I watched it last night" In response to Reply # 0
Definitely one of the most beautiful films I've seen in a long time. Stunningly shot, great performances, and the writing and themes were so incredible. Had me in my emotional bag throughout. It deserves all the praise it's getting.
2. "One of the best of the year. I have *one* complaint, though. **SPOILER**" In response to Reply # 0
**** SPOILERS AHEAD, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED ****
I felt like I was watching an instant classic all the way until the very very end and the reveal that Paul Mescal's character is *also* dead. My problem there is that the heart and soul of the movie is the stuff with the parents-- all of which is absolutely *masterful.* So once the parents leave, that's the big emotional climax of the movie. You're just not going to pack a bigger wallop than that stuff packs imo. So while I really liked the romance with Mescal throughout, I think it's a big ask to try to throw another heavyweight punch after we've already been knocked down. As a result, it has this "twist ending" kind of vibe that didn't emotionally resonate with me nearly as effectively as nearly everything else in the movie did before those final two scenes (I was teary-eyed most of the movie, lol). So instead of ending on the emotional crescendo, it tries for "you thought that was the crescendo? here's ANOTHER crescendo!" and I thought it was an overreach.
Still easily a top 10 movie of the year for me even with my gripe about the ending. Scott and Foy in particular are just outstanding. And I'm confident I'll see this movie again, so maybe my gripe about the ending will disappear upon second viewing.