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Those giving this movie 1/10 are saying far more about their own
absolute ignorance of film and extreme immaturity than they are about
this movie. I don't expect everyone to like this film - it is certainly
not for fans of Hollywood blockbusters and those who start their
reviews with statements similar to 'I went to see this movie because I
like Ryan Gosling/Kristin Scott Thomas' render all further comments
null and void - their opinions are simply worthless and cannot be taken
The cinematography is excellent and the acting superb. Those complaining of Gosling's lack of animation are completely missing the point that his character is empty and completely subjugated beneath the force of his mother. This movie is full of symbolism, psychology and philosophy and every shot and sequence masterfully executes the portrayal and exploration of these themes. Distinct allusions to David Lynch are apparent but these do not come off as derivative but rather as homage.
If you like Hollywood blockbusters or Rom-Coms stay away from this movie and don't bother deriding this movie due to your own lack of mature and critical thinking. On the other hand, if you appreciate excellent cinematography and exploring deeper themes of the unconscious, however dark they may be, do not be put off by the extremism of those giving this movie 1/10 and go and decide for yourself.