I love this kind of American indies. Young people (often loners?) in big cities drifting around and doing things slightly unordinary to spice up their day. Made me a little more excited about my own situation in life.
3.4* No high-speed action film like Good Time, but it has the Safdie style, albeit in a gentler form. It still has brutal characters, and the high stress level that is one of their trademarks. The next Safdie project is a crime comedy with Adam Sandler, Eric Bogosian and Judd Hirsch! I can't wait.
A pretentious, hipster celebration of klepto-mumblecore pseudo-dérives that was originally intended as a short film to promote Kate Spade Handbags (no, really). I do feel cheated and robbed and that's not very pleasant.
Young filmmaker trying to be Cassavetes. It is harder than it seems. This film attracts the eye in the first half hour, partly because everything is so intriguing but appears to be empty in the end. Nothing really to dislike though. Just not seriously written with a potentially interesting character that end up being annoying. And what was that at the Central Park Zoo ? Poetry ? Dream ? Little embarrassing.
Fraţii Safdie plonjează la orașul brut denumit New York, care este plin de energie lipicioasă și tumultuoasă, cu stringenţa ca ostaș june cufundând în câmp însângerat de luptă și inocenţă ca zână canarisind prin copaci congestionați voios. Acesta este o scrisoare de dragoste la haosul draguț. // サフディ兄弟は血塗られた戦場へと赴く若い兵士のような切迫感と、妖精が木々の合間を駆け抜けるような無邪気さと共に、猥雑な活気に満ちる生のNYへと飛びこんでいく。この映画は愛おしき混沌へのラブレターだ。
A girl wanders on the streets conning people, shoplifting, picking pockets and even stealing a car's keys. Director Safdie co-stars as a close friend of the protagonist in this nouvelle vagu-ish, plotless vagrant of a movie. The natural liveliness of (co-writer) Hendricks partially makes up for the film's lack of motive.
Con un grado de vitalidad impensado para los límites del indie norteamericano, los Safdie entregan una pelicula absolutamente libre, libertad que se impregna en las actitudes de su protagonista, que actúa completamente alejada de toda norma social. Es un personaje brillante, que nunca es juzgado, sino que invita al viaje que los Safide proponen: del realismo "cassavetiano" al delirio surrealista, casi sin escalas...