Blowhard, Esq. writes:
Let’s tick the boxes:
absent mothers, actors blubbering, adult ADHD, adultery, anxiety, Asperger’s, Barely Legal, “Before you gave me your sweater I didn’t realize I was cold,” betrayal, borderline personality disorder, child abuse, college professors, croquet, divorce, early admission to Harvard, estranged sisters, fainting, father-daughter relationships, the Hamptons, Harper’s, hints of incest, ironic mustaches, ironic t-shirts, jump cuts, “Just then I felt so much love for you,” Manhattan, masturbation, near drowning, neurotics, New Yorker short stories, New York writers, no plot, NYU, OCD, panic attack, pedophilia, pills, R.E.M.’s Murmur, redhead Lolita next door, secret pregnancy, sexual abuse, shitting your pants, sibling rivalry, slackers, Stanford, symbolism, underlit night scenes, Vermont, walks in the woods, wannabe musicians, white wine, Williamsburg, Woody Allen’s serious movies
This movie fucking sucks.
- The New Yorker fellates writer-director Noah Baumbach. At least I’m assuming they do b/c there’s no way I’m reading that.
- In this interview, Baumbach does his Woody Allen impression and Greta Gerwig says “la di da.” I’m not joking.