Dude Rates Movies

The Father

A
Poster of the movie
Florian Zeller | 2020 | UK, France
Friday 9 April 2021 AD (watched)

This movie is soul-crushing. I was hesitating to give it an A, because it's actually a difficult viewing, and definitely not a movie I will rewatch anytime soon, but its sheer empathetic force is simply on its own league. The editing is made in such a way that you get an idea of how dementia gets your mind confused, and how the resulting nonsense compounds until one gets completely lost. This concept makes the narrative disturbingly effective. The devastating acting from Anthony Hopkins eventually brought me to the tipping point of losing it in tears.

This one is gonna leave its mark on my mind for a while I think.