“Mulligan’s frayed performance resolves into an immensely powerful study of reinvention. It’s striking to see such a proven actress deliver what’s so clearly the best work of her career”~David Ehrlich, Indiewire
Aroview: Actor Paul Dano makes an impressive directorial debut with this adaptation of the novel by Richard Ford. Set in Montana in the fall of 1960, a child observes the emotional fallout as his father loses his job and his mother embarks on an affair. An immensely powerful coming-of-age portrait with consistently excellent performances from the whole cast.
4 stars (Very Good) Moving, but not simplistic. Life in the US for poor whites, 1960. Nothing about wildlife! Sexual relationships in poor families are driven by the money-earning ability of men. The interaction of economics & love is very relevant to NZ problems.~Sandy
3 stars (Good Enough) The 60's period details are well done. There is nothing complicated about the screenplay so it is believable. Its conduit is the son who is well played by Oxenbould who is not out of his depth working with his more esteemed mum and dad.~tubbs