I don't have a very refined palate.
other than "vaguely biphobic", i have nothing negative to say about life partners? sure, it's probably not going to change your life, but it's totally adorable. leighton meester and gillian jacobs have great chemistry (and, y'know, great faces), and this is honestly one of the few films i've seen that actually kind of captures what being a twenty-something is like. putting the emphasis on a platonic relationship was a solid choice— i would have preferred a lesbian romcom, sure, but…
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the film itself is solid— wonderful performances all around, decent writing, and a score that's actually out of this world— but the story is infuriating. not only does it use the sexual assault of a child to fuel the romance plot, it also manages to posit that atonement's only genuine villains are two little girls who are afraid to tell the truth. naturally i did feel for robbie— and he himself had EVERY right to hate briony— but, honestly, i…