The Goldfinch (out Sep 26) is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel and tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who experiences a tragic event and then struggles with the aftermath. I think there's a great story in here somewhere but the film struggles with the breadth of material (there are big gaps in the narrative) and its insistence to keep linking everything to an absurd subplot involving a painting. Grade: C+.
Mini Review - The Goldfinch
- Written by Matthew Toomey