A film where Casey Affleck spends 90% of the running time dressed like a last-minute Halloween costume and in which a camera sits and focuses on Rooney Mara for nine minutes as she devours a pie could have gone, well, any number of ways to be honest but most of them would be bad. However, if you can stomach the long lingering shots and the Terrence Malick feel to this dreamy reflection on grief, then there is something here. I’m not quite sure what, but it’s there.
Did you know that Hollywood occasionally remakes films? If you have been close paying attention, you might have heard someone complain about it on the internet or something like that. What you won’t hear them admit is that sometimes a remake makes perfect sense.