The Original BJ wrote:CAN NOCTURNAL ANIMALS PLEASE JUST GO AWAY?!
Original, why do you hate this movie so much? I mean - it's not worse than Sleepless in Seattle, really... But it's an interesting thing. This is a movie which some hate with such a passion, such an anger even, that I went there expecting a sort of provocative, disturbing artistic work a la Pasolini. Needless to say, it's not - it's too "pretty", too carefully shot, too intellectually obvious - and not violent enough (by my standards). Still, I guess that BY TODAY'S STANDARDS, this movie CAN be considered, strange as it may seem, problematic and provocative. So in a way I feel that such reactions - on this board but also elsewhere and, let me point it out, only from Americans - are the proof that this movie works, that it has the intended effect on a certain kind of audience. It shocks them, it doesnt leave them indifferent; it is, in its own way, successful. It's a pity that it's just not very good (though the acting in it is - I've seen Aaron Taylor-Johnson compared here to PIA ZADORA - are we crazy?!).
I'm not sure that the Academy will give it as many nominations as the Globes and the BAFTA did (they are, after all, mostly Americans), and I'm not saying that it deserves them - but for example Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing could happen there, too.