Richard Linklater directs Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup and Emma Nelson in this comedy drama about rich people with rich people problems.
Starts out a bit like a female As Good As It Gets. Blanchett is crotchety in that way that is only adorable in movies. The wealth on show is a bit offensive, if this was made by anyone other than Linklater I’d assume it was propaganda. Takes some unpredictable turns in the second and third act… so as it delivered what I wasn’t expecting and opened up to being a more holistic exploration of self worth I’m going to allow it a pass. The cast is uniformly excellent, I smiled a few times, Bernadette’s backstory is compelling.
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