Reeling with rage after learning of her husband’s infidelity, Rose departs for Delaware to find the other woman. But once she arrives, she shifts her focus to an unexpected romance with a teenage boy.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie but do not recommend it to anybody who isn’t already familiar with and enamored by mumblecore or the melancholy. This isn’t the film to break yourself into the indie world. Should your mood at the particular time you watch this film match this film then you will see its beauty - and that beauty is extensive. If it doesn’t then you might be bored. There is a story under all that indie and the climax comes with a wonderfully tense scene that is masterfully pulled off by the director. There is one misplaced action at the very end of the movie - a mistake in forgetting who the movie is about - but other than that this film is very well done.
Greta Gerwig has played this role a number of times now and she has got it down pat. She is the Arnold Schwarzenegger of the indie film set. Her skill as an actress and ability to dance with the one who brought her keeps the repetitiveness of these roles from becoming boring. I will continue to seek out any work she does. This is the first I have seen of Olly Alexander. He does fine work here by mostly remembering that he is an object of the film and not the subject. This talented young man may never break into the mainstream in the way the Gerwig sometimes does, but he has a watchable quality. It may just be that he is British and can sing, but that’s enough for me.
I watched this movie on Netflix on Demand.