Two strangers on a train, and then …
As happens with women &/or men:
A brief encounter ensues.
I wonder what they’ll choose?
Will they ever meet again?
Now they’re back nine years hence,
After Linklater left us in suspense.
Like a creature malign,
There’s old enemy: time,
Making the encounter beautifully intense.
An orgy of colour. A stunning feast for the eyes.
(Coming from Baz, that’s of course no surprise)
It lacks some of the novel’s depth,
But I’m by no means bereft,
It’s deliciously opulent, with so many highs!
Eloise Laurence: a magnificent debut,
A nuanced performance, so emotionally true.
The film is terrific,
Some situations are horrific:
That these characters must go through.
A fam of writers (except the mother),
Complicated relationships with each other.
Their journeys: insightful,
(Young Wolff’s terrific as the brother).
Such a superb film for the first hour,
After that, it loses so much power,
(Among a cast that’s most fine …
Gosling and Mendelsohn shine)
Inferior latter parts made my admiration sour.
This film will get to your soul:
As a lie gets out of control.
The performances: magic,
The story: tragic,
As the damage takes it toll.
Dying Marion radiates joy (never less),
And poor Arthur’s a bit of a mess,
This film’s a delight,
It get’s the balance right,
Will you laugh AND cry? Oh yes!
Hortense’s cooking for the Prez of France,
She doesn’t care about budgets/finance,
There isn’t much plot,
But food porn its got:
It’ll have you in a gluttonous trance.