Thanks for the review Simon. Me personally, I couldn’t even finish watching it. Just the whole plinky-plonky quirkiness of it I found very circumspect. The overwrought and overacted characters — Daniel Craig’s detective especially – made it tough just to watch him. None of it worked for me. I can see the appeal, but for me it came off as dramatically overworked and better suited to a theatre than a movie screen. Pretty sure this will be an unpopular opinion. I'm full of them.
Great film. Especially liked the little touches, such as the "You’re always one of the family" family members repeatedly getting Marta’s country of origin wrong, each coming up with a different Hispanic American state, highlighting how little they really know or care about about her on a personal level; how, ultimately, she’s just from one of those countries from which you get someone to mow your lawn cheaply. It adds that extra little bit of pleasure to savouring the agony of their predicament.
Thanks Simon, although admittedly only watched this on Apple 4kTV. I thought the picture quality was absolutely stunning, can only imagine the disc would be better, so surprised at a relatively low score of 8. The Apple version alone I would easily give a 9.
It's not like the Grain is a Fracking Sandstorm! Didn't bother me, but I'm Grain-neutral. You should try it at least. If you can't stand the Movie, or the Grain gets everywhere, you always have the Stop button!