Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette ★★

I wouldn’t say I hate this. But the more I try and defend it the more I realize this was such an ugly and rushed execution to what could have been something touching. Like what is the Kevin Macleod type score accomplishing? Who allowed those “documentary” scenes to go on for as long as they did? It’s different! It’s interesting! Kinda? But the HIDEOUS end credits sequence was really the final twist of the knife. That bottom centered “Directed by Richard Linklater” SCREAMED that even he wanted this movie to just wrap itself up. Is a shitty visual aesthetic enough to ruin a movie? Apparently!