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I'm interested in the Sixties and Greek Islands, but I walked out of this movie. I'm aware of Leonard Cohen as the writer of "Hallelulah" and other songs. I wanted to like this movie, but it was just too boring. Several other people walked out too.
Watching it was like listening to people in real life who were kind of important in the sixties talk about it for two hours and show you photographs.
Ultimately, Cohen appears to be a commitment phobe who left a black hole where he should have been. Marianne must have had a few issues too. Some songs and astonishing letters came out of it, but they were probably better suited to a magazine article than a two hour twenty minute movie.
I didn't really feel that the golden light of that era showed through in this telling. The footage of the Greek island that I saw was faded and so so. The principals were wildly attractive to each other, but it's hard for us to see what they saw from these photos and film clips.
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