What starts as an offbeat coming-of-age period piece soon shakes off the flares and rock vinyls for much more serious topics and a sombre mood. It's debatable whether I preferred the more weighty side to the lighter opening but there was definitely moments I personally could relate to. The ending section abroad is frankly ridiculous and the climax rushed but there's still plenty to enjoy in this era throwback.
This feels like two movies stitched together - halfway it just changes direction completely. I was left somewhat confused. That said, it is quite touching and I like what it says - if only the editing was a bit more ruthless. It ends up feeling too drawn out, what a pity.
A superb bildungsroman movie that could be a French Canadian version of a Hanif Kureishi story complete with Bowie, bisexuality and brothers, a father, a mother, some religious mysticism, some magic realism and some Freud, all tied together by a broken record of Crazy by Patsy Cline.
Incredible. I regret not having watched this sooner. Jumping straight to one of my all time favourites for its thoughtfully bold writing, stunning execution and awesome soundtrack. This is a perfect example of what I was hoping to discover when signing up to Mubi. Day made!
Un film intergénérationnel qui sonne juste en tous points. La reconstitution des 60's et des 70's est très bien rendue et on suit le parcours de la famille Beaulieu (à travers les yeux du 4e fils) avec un réel plaisir. Un excellent moment pour tous, avec en prime quelques vrais moments d'anthologie (Sympathy for the Devil dans une Eglise, il fallait le faire...)