Despite a weak final section the largely improvised 'Blue Jay' has a lot of charm in its story of middle age reflections on lost dreams, possibilities and first loves. Sarah Paulson again proves why she is one of the best actresses of her generation and writer/star Mark Duplass gives one his better turns until the miscalculated final revelations. One for the romantics.
It started as an adorable and intimate little film where nothing happened and that was ok. But then Mark Duplass, for the first time in his look-at-me-I'm-sad-but-sarcastic-career, tried to act. And I can't say that the great Paulson was much better either. At least it had Bill Callahan song.
I can't get to like this film. It's visually charming, yes, and the characters seems to feel what the text tells us, but oh it's so impersonal, so out of the body. I can't touch the feelings that it seems trying to convey. Frustating.
Lehmann's career as a cinematographer shines through his direction in this beautiful film. What really makes this, though, is the flawless acting. This conjured a lot of shit within me, and I felt like I was a fly on the wall of a very personal night shared between two ex-lovers.
I wish by sheer coincidence, after a few years to meet again with my lover from high school and everything to be okay and nothing embarrassed to happen...
After all this movie was a little heart breaking, it was so emotional, so honest, so real, so true. I just loved it!