Friday, February 10, 2012
1690 - Hannah Takes The Stairs
This film was a tad frustration on a few levels - technically it was difficult to make out the audio at some points, and just from a story point of view - I'm not really sure what story they were trying to tell here... It's almost about a woman who can't stand to be along or focus on herself so she attaches herself to men to avoid that. I don't know. It's pretty unfocused. That said, I enjoyed the characters quite a bit. I know that Swanberg works pretty lose, so it's hard to know who to credit for what on a film like this. The film works largely because Greta Gerwig is so goddamn watchable. She's one of those actresses incapable of a false move, I never feel like she's trying something - she's always being it. She deserves all the success she's been getting.
Like Swanberg's other efforts this is the kind of film you'll either love or hate. I liked it.