- Director: Todd Haynes
- Writer: Brian Selznick
- Producer: Brian Bell; Pamela Koffler
If you can suspend all disbelief...accept the most contrived of coincidences, adore interchanging points-of-view, love parallel cinematic structures and embrace the notion that lightning can cause deafness...then, my babies, you are in for a treat.
Todd Haynes' latest, possibly his bravest...is, perhaps, a step too far. There is so much to admire, production values, performances, cinematography, music. But...the narrative is an out-and-out mess. None too-clever-by half, this is what happens when an author screenplays his own book!
What could have been a great film...wasn't. What should have been a commanding drama...dissipates with directorial frivolities.
All points were - obviously - leading to an emotional, tear-inducing upwelling? Where was it?
The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.