• Riane Capalad

The pie eating scene takes you to a supernatural distress

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

By: Riane Capalad

Before I even freely review this film that’s close to my heart. It’s one of the most compelling yet heartbreaking movie I’ve ever seen. (Please play “I get overwhelmed by Dark Rooms”)

Let’s start shall we?

Extremely melancholy and overwhelming agony of love and loss of a love one. A ghost story has definitely portrayed different perceptions between human and after life. The point of view is rather turned up side down of the person being haunted to the perspective of a ghost --- a different part of the world. A supernatural stuck on a time loop longing for an answer that has evaporated and vanished long time ago.

David Lowery, who is the director of the film itself, uses prolonged shots of the scenes making it more existential. Capturing banality and messiness of life that a camera cannot even handle. Hence, my favorite scene was Rooney Mara with her four minutes strive to eat the pie (FOUR minutes and people actually binge watch as if it was a mukbang video I was one of them). During the scene, a subtle stroke of grief is definitely portrayed and as the pie was coming to an end, devastation and misery illuminated all over the place.

One thing is for sure, and this will spoil you. Once Affleck’s ghost dies, morality vanishes. What's left is history, love, and an ache for longness all one’s has left is history, love, and an ache for longness.

Quoting, “He is bruised without a body”



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