The Goldfinch

A cinematic universe of metaphors and hopes. - 6.5/10

by Fransisco Bakhos - 365 Movies Lebanon

Theodore Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day -- a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.

I honestly don't understand the hate that film is receiving!! Okay, I admit, its neither the most engaging nor the most exciting film out there!! But at least, it had something pure and original about its story/message.

The story, as said earlier, could use a little bit of excitement!! It was a bit overwhelming at some points and also seemed to lack any sense of direction, for that matter!! But when you think of it, the entire story/script/dialog was filled with heartwarming/breaking metaphors intertwined with some inspiring life messages that transcends time and space!!

Characters wise, well im a bit torn apart. I mean some characters were really well written and executed, while some were left barely holding on!! But i cant deny that, beautifully written or not, all these characters were fabulously performed!! Finn wolfhard, Sara Paulson, Nicole Kidman and so on's performances were really impressive.

And that cinematography!!! Okay now seriously talking, have I watched the same film as everyone else? Man, the cinematography was pure visual magic. Im seriously amazed!!!

The Goldfinch might not be the best adaption of the year but at least it has a heart, big enough to have won me over!!!

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