07 November 2012
Keep the Lights On (Ira Sachs, 2012, USA)
For me, the film was too cavalier about all the drugs. I guess it reminded me of my own life in the 90s, to some extent, but I feel like the weakness of this film is that the director seems too uncritical of the character based on himself. He's a sweet and likeable character, but I ultimately didn't find him believable. I almost felt by the end of the film that the director used it in such a way as to grant himself absolution for something.
I liked the film, I guess, but something about it seemed flat to me.