The Goldfinch, 7.4/10, is the screen adaptation of the award winning novel written by American author Donna Tartt. The film follows Theo Deckers’ life after a devastating bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I will start by stating that I really enjoyed this film. Non-linear narratives are hard to pull off at times, often leaving a lot of unanswered question but credit where credits due, the creators pulled it off. Building layer upon layer, the narrative slowly gives the audience context to something that previously seemed insignificant.
At its core, The Goldfinch is a film about connection to those around us and the divine coincidences that join us and then those who are not. The film tackles the effects of grief which is depicted though the central characters attachment to a painting which is his last association with his mother. Where this movie may lose some of its audience members is its rather slow burner plot. However, the relatability of how different our lives could be due to small circumstances is what hooked me. By no means is this an Oscar contender nor a film that will jump in to my best of the year but it definitely makes for – a lack of a better word – an enjoyable trip to the cinema.
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Entertainment (of its genre): 7/10
Overall rating….. 7.4/10