an important film for only one reason – it got zoe’s undivided attention for 25 straight minutes. then she walked off, came back and watched it another 15-20 minutes. so, it was almost her first movie, but she didn’t want to watch any of it later on. 45 minutes of basically movement free time from zoe, though, is a landmark achievement. i attribute this primarily to the cat in the film.
for me the film didn’t do much and just further proved that the coen brothers have been going steadily downhill since the 90s. true grit was good. i don’t really see the point of this film. it kept my interest in the same way that a serious man did – nothing was happening for so long that i kept expecting something in the next scene. i guess i’m just not smart enough for the coens anymore.