Some absolutely wonderful cinematography and the acting was fine but it was trying so damn hard. I really wanted to like this movie. I really did. But for some reason it didn't grove with me at all. Felt very immature, especially that stupid ending. It'd be easier to skip this one really. Incredibly pretentious, which is a word I very very rarely slap onto a movie. Whatever, just my two cents.
Kill me if you want to, but this movie didn't surprises me at all. It's a mix of some other movies that are exactly like this. It's cute, it's kind of clever, it's not stupid. But it wasn't enough for me :/ Maybe I'm becoming too old by inside and I can't see this kind of beauty anymore. It made me laugh, but I don't "lost my breathing" how I was expecting.
I've wanted to see this film for 4 years. It was on Amazon, but never Amazon Prime. Oh sure, I can watch the stupidhero movies like Avengers for free. I recently got a Amazon gift card, so I figured I'd break down and rent it. I love the director, so I can see his touches on this story, but the film is about as generic as they get. Boy meets girl, etcetera. Lots of strong performances. I'd say it's a good start.
What a great style! Consistent in every department - cinematography, editing, acting. I thoroughly enjoyed this - they took a simple story with great characters and made it unique with awesome camera movement, cool jump cuts, and great acting. I really loved it.
Some beautiful editing turns that capture the awkwardness of fresh love and the strange little interactions that occur. I also found some unexpectedly heart-wrenching spots in the most benign and straight-forward sections, for instance the allusion to the hypothetical fire.
This really surprised me! The juxtaposition of the teenagers and the parents was great storytelling and the reference to "The 400 Blows" was pitch perfect. All in all, an awesome debut directorial effort. Also, Alex Turner can write some fuckin love songs.