An American Pickle (2020)
August 12, 2020 8:24 AM - Subscribe

An immigrant worker at a pickle factory is accidentally preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern day Brooklyn.
posted by ellieBOA (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A pickle shaped void.
posted by latkes at 9:35 AM on August 12, 2020 [13 favorites]

Thank you for that perspective!
posted by ellieBOA at 11:00 AM on August 12, 2020

I wanted to like it more
posted by growabrain at 12:05 PM on August 12, 2020 [1 favorite]

Why did this get so serious with such an absurd premise? Would’ve been more fun if it just rode the fish out of water story for 90 absurd minutes.
posted by ejoey at 9:01 PM on August 13, 2020

Yeah, there was a real tone mismatch, and the characters weren't developed with the kind of weight they would need to carry the ending of the movie. I also wanted to like it a lot more.
posted by Countess Elena at 2:47 PM on August 20, 2020

Another wanted to like more. Am happy it did not go full slapstick absurd and understand why having the two fight, basically to minimize screen time together. Was going to comment about the dangling plot thread, how did Hershel get across the atlantic to slutsk so fast when I realized that the entire film was dangling plot threads, and that's it's odd charm.
posted by sammyo at 8:42 PM on July 20, 2021

Some funny moments, but I really don’t understand the choice to make it also serious about religion and family. It sadly was not written well enough to carry all that.
posted by snofoam at 4:52 PM on February 19, 2023

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