Melancholia

Melancholia ★★★★½

Melancholia might be the most depressing movie I’ve ever seen after maybe Synecdoche, New York. This film isn’t sad because puppies are dying or babies are crying, it’s just a truly depressing film. There aren’t many films I’ve seen that has represented both depression and anxiety this well. Not only that, Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Ginsburg are both fantastic. I can’t imagine liking another Lars Von Trier film as much as this one, because this feels like a pretty perfect film. I almost watched this on my iPhone because it was free on Vudu and I didn’t know it was on Hulu. Thank the lord that I didn’t do that. That would’ve absolutely ruined the film because the visuals help carry it. This movie really needs to be seen on a big screen, especially because of that last scene.

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