Last Movie You Watched and Rate It (Part XVI)
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11-25-2012, 04:56 PM
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Wendy and Lucy - 9/10
I loved Meek's Cutoff so I wanted to watch Reichardt's earlier movies. Like Meek's Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy moves along very slowly and although it doesn't like as nice, it is every bit as well done. I am not sure this movie is for everybody. There is no action, witty dialouge, suspense, or any real laughs. It is just a look in time at a woman stuck in a strange town trying to get her car to work but more importantly trying to find her dog. It might sound kind of dull but it was a pleasure to watch.
I would say that Michelle Williams gave a great acting performance but it didn't even seem like she was acting. She was so believable in every situation. I know in the Oscar thread, Jennifer Lawrence is getting a lot of love. There is no doubt she is amazing, but I think Williams is in a league of her own.
I guess I am going through Reichardt's films backwards but I now need to find
, but I also really like
Wendy and Lucy
. Do you like the Dardenne brothers work as well? They could have almost directed
Wendy and Lucy
and Reichardt could have almost directed
The Kid with a Bike
. My favourite movie of theirs, one of my favourites, period, is
, about a teenage father who sells his baby without telling the teenage mother. Definitely worth checking out the Belgians if you like Reichardt's work. With all due respect, I agree about Williams over Lawrence, though it's like comparing Federer and Nadal in their prime--just awfully damn close, but really gifted either way.
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