Liked the film, but was still a little disappointed. It didn’t quite pop or hit like I was hoping for. It was too fanciful, which is well-known, but the script was also weak, shallow, and too loose. Roberts is just too charming to avoid this rom-com, though, in the end.
Wow. So glad to have now gotten around to this excellent crime thriller. Jake Gyllenhaal is fantastic as a sociopathic and bold cameraman, and the reception of the film overall seems just a tad bit underrated. Gilroy hasn't produced anything near his debut since, but a character study with well-written dialogue, two good supporting performances, a score reminiscent of Drive , and astounding cinematography make Nightcrawler a personal sleeper of what's now the previous decade.
Maybe I'm missing something that I normally would not prefer, but was really searching to recall anything that didn't work for me, and failed to. More surprising is that I'm very critical of stage-to-film adaptations, as they work less than half the time (as well as novels). Masterfully, and thankfully, this isn't the case with The Father. Though it's not a fun one to rewatch as you grab your milk duds, it needs to be labeled more as a puzzling…