Excerpt: Con il suo sguardo affettuoso verso l’America democratica e liberal ed il suo impatto emotivo travolgente, è uno dei più autorevoli candidati all’Oscar per il miglior film straniero ed ai premi di fine stagione
Excerpt: Once the film moves into its second hour, however, the wheels start to come off very quickly. The performances become bigger and less nuanced, the musical performances begin to look like padding, and the non-linear editing starts to look less like a clever means of exploring a relationship and more like a hack way of making the film look interesting without really trying.
Excerpt: Audiences should know this film is a bit of a downer, not unlike “Blue Valentine” albeit with a sublime bluegrass soundtrack, but more to the point, this is a beautifully crafted, authentically moving, and raw-to-the-bone piece of work.
Excerpt: Felix Van Groeningen’s film is not an easy one to recommend because no one should ever have to witness a 6-year-old child as she goes through cancer treatment. Nell Cattrysse is so astounding in this role, though that makes it all the more difficult to watch.