Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Runtime: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Drama | Romance | 2017
Oh man. Oh man. This movie is something. My first thoughts while sitting in the theater was that it was super long and I had to use the bathroom, but that was just my first thought and apparently doesn't have much to do with the movie. My second thought was that this movie is totally F’d up.
Reynolds (Daniel Day Lewis) is a dressmaker, a famed dressmaker, who has not done anything else since he was a little boy. This profession gives him a very strange and commanding lifestyle, where he likes his way and he gets it. One day, he comes across Alma (Vicky Krieps) and she becomes his new envisionary for his dress designing.
The two have a weird relationship and it just gets weirder and weirder as the movie progresses.
Lesley Manville plays Cyril, Reynolds’ right hand woman who pretty much does a lot of the work on the business side of things, including “breaking up” with the women he brings to the house.
The acting in this movie was good I think. Reynolds, the entire time, just had some sort of creep factor to his personality that I think came across perfectly with Daniel Day Lewis’ acting. The costumes a.k.a dresses, were stunning in the sense of costume design, I don’t know if I would even wear a lot of those if I lived during the 50s in London. Blah.
Overall, I thought the story and plot were extremely unique and honestly not what I expected at all. The background of his mother, the relationship between Reynolds and Alma, and just Reynolds personality overall all play into this messed up romance. I’m going to give this movie an “okay” rating. I wouldn’t watch it again, but it was definitely interesting, original, and I can totally see why the Oscar nominations. (3/5).
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