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I don't get Nomadland

This is the favorite to win Best picture.

Personally, I found it to be a slog to watch.

It's look-at-your-watch boring in terms of pacing. Long extended shots of mountains and roads I guess are "deep thinking" moments?

I have read critics who salivate over it but I am not sure what the point of it is. They say it is a movie that could only be made in America because there are no safety nets in the USA so all of these people are quasi-homeless. Okay so it's a social commentary on the lack of government support but then that is undercut by the fact that the lead character Fern is offered helps several times by friends and family to give her a fresh start. She chooses life on the road instead and veers away from getting back on track.

So the movie is not about getting back on track or a failed system because she turns all the help down. Therefore, is it about preferring to live this nomadic life? If so, okay, but everyone in Nomadland seems one degree or two from a kind of misery. So misery is still the better option? Uggh.

These sorts of movies always seem to be movies that are vanity projects where everyone is trying so hard to win an oscar. It basically meanders around and allows the audience to experience Nomadic life for near 2 hours watching a millionaire actress pretend to be poor for those 2 hours?

Don't get me wrong I don't mind movies where you don't have all the answers or know the protagonist's motivations - but there should be something in here to hang onto. Perhaps a thing called a plot or at least a theme that makes some sense.

This would not be the first time I disliked a movie and liked it 5 years later. The closest film in recent years to Nomadland in pace and "feel" has been Roma. But I liked Roma a helluva lot more than this.

This just seems like a slice in time following a woman wandering around. And we are supposed to sit and be amazed. So far I don't get it. And because it's probably aimed at Liberal do-gooder bleeding hearts like me - I must have missed something.

Like Bill - This is a movie so torturously boring where someone needs to Wake me so I can be Woke.

Edits: 04/13/21 04/13/21

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