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Old 09-15-2019, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default The Goldfinch

i loved Donna Tartt's novel. i understand it is challenging source material to adapt into a feature film (sprawling bildungsroman about a boy and his pilfered painting). but man does this thing miss the mark on just about every level. so badly that it made me totally reconsider whether i should have even liked the book in the first place. as much of a page-turner that odyssey was for me, this was like watching paint(ing) dry for 2 and 1/2 hours. you'd think that they might get even one thing right or at least true to the spirit of the novel but nope. it's all just bad.
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Old 09-15-2019, 01:57 PM   #2
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i loved Donna Tartt's novel. i understand it is challenging source material to adapt into a feature film (sprawling bildungsroman about a boy and his pilfered painting). but man does this thing miss the mark on just about every level. so badly that it made me totally reconsider whether i should have even liked the book in the first place. as much of a page-turner that odyssey was for me, this was like watching paint(ing) dry for 2 and 1/2 hours. you'd think that they might get even one thing right or at least true to the spirit of the novel but nope. it's all just bad.
I think I'll skip this one! Your summary parallels the reviews I've read.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:35 PM   #3
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When I saw the trailer, I had no idea what this one was about. Something about a stolen painting; his mom killed in an explosions. A bunch of arty shots. But, I'll check it out this week because I think that's how long it's going to stay there based on the box office.
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