The Goldfinch (2019) (2019)
September 29, 2019 6:36 AM - Subscribe

A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I went to see this despite all the negative reviews and I'm glad I did. I really loved it. I thought that the telling of the story in flashbacks really reinforced the notion in the book about how a persons life can be defined by a single event. The pace is very slow and I can understand how some people may not like it but I was totally immersed for the two and a half hours. The child actors were especially impressive.
posted by night_train (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
huh. surprised there are no comments here.

I finally watched this last night. I loved the book and was curious how on earth they would handle making a movie out of such a story...

I think it was really well done. using flashbacks to fill in the story worked really well for me. although I would have loved to see a cast of lesser known actors I did think the casting worked really well for the most part. I LOVED!!! Finn Wolfhart as Boris!

definitely worth the 2.5 hours.
posted by supermedusa at 10:24 AM on May 18, 2020

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