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Huey McEvoy's rating of the film Fanny and Alexander (Theatrical Version)

Ghosts and poison and gout, oh my! Frankly, as a Bergman agnostic I could happily skip the largely pointless events of the first act, and step instead into the more personal, atmospheric, Shakespearean melodrama that follows the death of the patriarch. Fanny barely registers, but the blank, milquetoast Alexander uses The Shining to right wrongs and restore the Ekdahl family to its gluttonous, flatulent peak.