Post by Toasted Cheese on Nov 27, 2018 1:28:11 GMT
That is a good point about the direction. I myself, felt like I was being preached too. It came on too strong perhaps and lost the essence of any genuine emotional impact in the process.
I also wasn't quite getting the structure of the film, some scenes were flashback, but were placed confusingly within the narrative and I wasn't always sure if it was now or then.
It had a sombre look about it, which would have been intentional, but it was perhaps a bit too off-putting as well. I felt alienated from the film, rather than invested in the characters plight and experience.
The one sex scene was a rape and the intimacy parts with the artist were dry and dull.
I was intrigued by the girls story, but she just suddenly disappeared from the scenario and we were told she was placed in one of the houses for further re-education. I need to see that Miseducation of Cameron Post film now.
There were no layers or nuance to Edgerton's character and him and his cronies were just like programmed robots who were just doing what they did without any other believable human aspect behind them.
In the one scene that was supposed to have been shocking,
Nicole Kidman just appeared to be playing pretty much the same role she played in Lion. In spite of this film's flaws in the second half, it still managed to move me by the end.
Russell Crowe just appeared to be going through the motions of what his part required, and wasn't really coming through at all for me.
Overall, Edgerton's handling of this serious subject matter let the film down.
When I got home I was so disappointed, I had to watch one of the better gay themed films I owned about a relationship between 2 surfers. Shelter - 07' This is a little film that hits pretty much all the right homo notes for me, in spite of some shortcomings.
* Is that you Nora in the avatar?
yes its me.
yes please watch miseducation, would love to know what u think!