A film from a time, when poor people onscreen were not necessarily synonymous with emotional shipwrecks. "Melvin and Howard" takes its time in observing and building up its characters. The vignettes on the way result in a supremely humane portrait.
Something just beautiful about this film. You wanna believe Melvin is a nice and humble man, but at the same time he seems to be spoiled and has no idea how to control his life. One of the few films that gave me goosebumps. The film is a giant contradiction
I think i'll love it more on 2nd viewing. It took a while to adjust to the crazy time skipping between scenes which i think worked really well. I feel it's a film that starts and ends amazing making the very good middle seem less striking. But i appreciate it's gutsy approach to narative- even though the touching ending supersedes everything berfore it. 4/5