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In Reply to: RE: I don't get Nomadland posted by RGA on April 13, 2021 at 21:52:39
As long as I've been watching movies, the "road movie" has been a genre. And these are not generally plot driven. Most often, they have young protagonists who hit the road, meet people, have some adventures, learn some life lessons. And that's it. If you like the people, the scenery, if you like their little journey, you enjoy the movie. Otherwise you don't.
I would say this is firmly in that tradition, although the people are older. If there is a theme, it is loss, loss of family through aging and death, loss of community through economic change, loss of home.
And she hits the road and she meets a bunch of people whom I found interesting, and she sees some scenery which I found quite lovely.
I enjoyed this quite a bit and would be quite happy to see such a small and quiet story win best picture. And I more or less choked on Promising Young Woman. So to each their own.
I thought it was Meh--left it be after halfway
PYW was okay - I don't think it's best picture nomination worthy. But considering some of the other choices it seems at home.
It's basically the Brett Kavanaugh story the way it should have ended if there was any justice.
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