Emotionally and Psychologically Rich
This is one of those small films that I saw when I didn't love movies as much as I do now. I guess, in a way, this will always have a place in my top ten list regardless of the circumstances because it truly made me want to look into films a lot deeper than most people. Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives a daring performance as an adult who was once abused when he was a child. His character is hung up on a person who he believed loved him. Brady Corbet gave as complex a performance who went through the same thing--except he cannot seem to recall what had happened. I love how everything is literal and metaphorical in this picture. For instance, Gordon-Levitt's character wishes to just get away from the place he grew up in (alienation), while Corbet literally believes that aliens had abducted him when he was a chid. Eventually, the two characters cross paths and it was devastating. The tone of this picture is perfectly molded and the story is unpredictable. I cannot praise this film enough; I recommend this to my friends with an open mind--an open mind for small films and tough issues that society would label as taboo.