Marvelous. I remember hearing something when I was a teenager about how some teacher tried to dissuade Barkin from becoming an actress by telling her she looked like someone broke her face or something like that, but she went ahead with her dream anyways. I like that.
Must-see for Ellen Barkin fans! She has done some incredible work in her career, and not only do I grant her the self-indulgence of this film, I appreciate it, along with her unmitigated chutzpah to give the film a name that would ensure that no theater would ever run it, let alone put it up on the marquee. A bit uneven, but I found it a real treat. Perhaps this film doesn't deserve 4 stars, but Barkin deserves 5!
The feeling of depression is unpretentiously expressed in the film. The performance of Ellen Barkin was great. The main character said in one part of the film :"Being someone else can be very addictive". It is a film on confrontation with yourself and with the reality of aging and how depressing these would be.
Beautifully surreal, I don't think many films explore loneliness, regrets, the inability to feel happiness better than "Shit Year". I loved the visual style, it's a stunning b&w daydream. Ellen Barkin is amazing, strong performances overall. While probably it's not for everyone, it definitely is a unique experience that feels honest.
story of an old emo lady.
This emo lady was so emo (and confused cuz she's old) that she had to talk about too many un interesting emotions.
I wonder if they cut it out a little bit, would have been perfect movie.
But one of the most beautiful movies I ever watched.