Wow this movie is actually the most depressing thing I’ve ever seen. You know that feeling when you drop your phone and it’s mid-fall and your stomach goes up into your throat and you can’t breathe because you don’t know how hard you need to cry yet so you just bottle up everything just in case? It’s that feeling for 2.5 hours.
I definitely get why this movie won so many awards, and for sure Casey Affleck deserved Best Actor in this movie, but in the same breath…..it’s depressing AF! Casey plays a lost, depressed, unpredictable version of Eeyore that makes this movie super hard to watch. If you happen to be in a good mood when you start this movie, you will for sure finish it feeling sad and lost. If you happen to feel sad and lost when you start this movie, you will for sure find Casey’s life to be more sad and lost than yours and you might actually feel better.
I don’t want to give away the plot/main depressing part of this movie, so here’s the summary of this movie in a nutshell without giving away any details.
Act I: Something really sad happens in Casey’s family and he has to go back to the small town he grew up in to deal with it.
Act II: When Casey’s in his hometown he has to deal with REALLY sad memories he has there.
Act III: After dealing with the sad thing in his family, he can’t handle the sad memories of his hometown so he has to drop the one good thing in his life and cause more sadness to his family.
Moral of the story: EVERYTHING HAVING TO DO WITH CASEY IS SAD AND HE JUST NEEDS A HUG
Popcorn Rating: 3 popped corns
To be honest, it’s just too sad to recommend. However, Casey does an amazing acting job, so maybe watch for Casey? I don’t know! It’s just so sad!!