Best movie of this year hands down!
How sad is this?
"Kodachrome" is a character-driven drama that is proof of the concept that solid direction and good acting can transform even a mediocre script into something worth watching. It is an engaging story with top flight performances by all involved. Ed Harris is amazing as usual and actually this is the Jason Sudeikis and Ed Harris show, and it really works. The story is predictable, but even so, it takes a few twists and turns that I didn't see coming. The movie has real, carefully written characters and mostly avoids cliché, thanks to that. Movies like "Kodachrome" don't come around often enough in my opinion. When they do, we must think of them as a good choice of a film night.
As a screenwriter I merely can say "what a good story". I haven't read the original article the movie is based on but what I watched in images deserve claps aloud. If you are a millennial you can't taste the nostalgia of shooting analog, but besides of that, the drama and the humor are perfectly mixed. Ed Harris confirms his talent and Jason Sudeikis proves he can act serious movies too and Elizabeth Olsen is not only a pretty face to catch bucks. Hope Netflix release it worldwide soon.
this movie got my eyes wet, for the first time in 10 years i got a tear in my eye.
i really needed it, and i know my people can reflect on this movie.
it gets a 400% from me
The lead actor, known for his comedy, carried this film. We've seen Ed Harris before as the edgy, aging cynic with a heart, and Elizabeth Olsen as the earnest intellectual love interest. But this was the first time most of us have seen Sudeikis in this type of role, and he was terrific.His character's world was falling apart, but he never lost his sense of perspective. He showed genuine appreciation for his aunt and uncle, acquired tolerance for his dad's flaws, and had the ability to notice the girl's true value. Meanwhile the Harris character had enough sense and compassion to devote his final days to his estranged son. Not an easy thing to do for a self-absorbed brat. Both characters grew.Olsen has found a niche for herself as the almost hot, intellectual, potential companion to complicated men. I liked the concept of integrating commentary on traditional photography and analog culture.Yes the plot was fairly predictable and there were no great statements about life that made a lasting impact. Other than that great art comes from unhappiness, but we've heard that one before, and it's not always true. I never even considered pressing the stop button. That's remarkable for me with Netflix. Enjoy.