or: “The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”
A good trait of a film is that it can hold the audience’s attention throughout its entirety. When the opening credits appeared synchronized with the wickedly catchy soundtrack, I was glued to the screen. The opening shot of the film establishes that this is going to be a drama that blends true human emotions with a tiny dash of fantasy. The film feels likes a prime time Broadway play; its caricature of a man with an identity crisis, a man who is in conflict with everything around him, who struggles internally as well as externally, is told through a brilliant filming technique that immerses the audience in his world.
It was the best film of 2014 that I saw. And my second favorite, behind “Whiplash.” It is an incredible piece of film making, and it is definitely worth a watch.