In no way a perfect movie, however, this film perfectly personifies my teenage years. Filled with isolation and misunderstanding, I first watched this film at a point when I needed it most. I feel like most teenagers could probably relate to Oliver in the film in a healthy way, especially considering his less than desirable behavior. Beautiful soundtrack, relatable story, and Ayoade is a very promising director!
Where Wes Anderson meets Alex Turner. While it is a bit more raw and emotionally authentic than Anderson's work, it's also a bit less succesful in translating the deliberate style and dry humor into a satisfying watch. That being said, the film has everything I love about its director - it's smart, sharp, a bit awkward and funny in the britishest of ways.