A New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.
This film and Okja (2017) generated some controversy after being selected for the competition line-up of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, due to the fact that, as Netflix productions, they wouldn't receive a theatrical release in France after the festival. Netflix did try to make a deal with French distributors and cinema chains for a limited release prior to the streaming premiere, but this was hindered by very strict French laws which prevent any film that's released in cinemas from being available on a streaming service prior to thirty-six months after the original theatrical release date. Although both films were retained in the competition line-up, the festival did respond to the controversy by amending its rules, specifying that, starting with the 2018 edition, all filmmakers and producers submitting their work for consideration for the competition must be committed to obtaining regular theatrical distribution in France. See more »
While Danny is on the phone with Eliza (who is at Bard College), he states, "I might go stay at Jean's in Rochester for a while. I'll be closer to you...". The distance between Rochester and Bard College is actually significantly greater than New York City to Bard. See more »
Brian and James, who you've met...
Very charming interracial, homosexual couple, and smart about the work. They were familiar with Gilded Halfwing.
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I know a man exactly like the father, played by Dustin Hoffman. Completely narcissistic. Never have I seen narcissism captured so well on film.
The effects on his three adult children, played by a serious Adam Sandler (whom I normally find like chalk on a blackboard irritating), a tightly reined in Ben Stiller and a totally repressed brilliant performance by the forgotten sister, are riveting.
The only flawed performance was that of Emma Thompson who was uneven and jittery and even though classified as an alcoholic displayed none of the attributes.
Thoroughly enjoyable. And believable.
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