Old Joy



Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 5,426


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April 13, 2019


Daniel London as Elliot
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688.35 MB
23.976 fps
76 min
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76 min
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Reviewed by avik-basu1889 9 / 10 / 10

A deeply heartfelt and melancholic tale about the male psyche by a woman !!!

Yes there are some spoken lines in Kelly Reichardt's 'Old Joy', but in reality, the film is about the silences that ornament so much of the film's running time. It is about what's not said by the characters instead of what's actually said. This is a very poignant depiction of two old friends with very different present lives and who have gradually strayed away from each other over time, coming together one last time to silently celebrate and bid farewell to past memories. The film very sensitively portrays the transition that a man has to go through at a specific stage in life. Being a man in my 20s, this film hit me hard as there is a very noticeable sense of suppressed melancholy that permeates almost every shot which I can completely relate with. The fact that this was made by a woman further underlines why the gender of the artist doesn't matter as long as he/she has a deep understanding of the human condition. Big Recommendation.

Reviewed by Anthony Iessi 10 / 10 / 10

A Total Joy

You've heard of mumble core, this is bumble core. A story of two aging Gen-X hippies, who have lost their friendship and lost their way in life, wandering through a world that has long passed them by. To get away from the doldrums of American life, they head to the woods to find a hot spring to relax in. What ensues is a very subtle, blink-and-you'll-miss-it emotional roller-coaster ride, that illustrates the kind of fascinating filmmaker that Kelly Reichart is. I felt like I was with them, in the hot spring. We all want to find that special hot spring in the woods, don't we?

Reviewed by Mark Boon 10 / 10 / 10

Don't ask why...

Guidelines for a review require a minimum of 10 lines of text. As if anything less than 10 lines can't sum things up. In case of "Old Joy, I'd have to bend over backwards to meet these requirements, which is exactly what I'm doing with this extended intro. Anyway, my girlfriend, who has a great nose for tiny treasures, was ten minutes into "Old Joy" when I joined her on the couch to watch it. It proceeded to suck me in. When it was over, I realized it was the greatest movie I'd ever seen. It still is. Don't ask me why. If you're someone who needs to be able to explain a movie in order to like it, don't watch it. That's not the way joy works, old or new.

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