I made it through two hours and walked out. That is pretty bad considering it was almost over and I did not care about missing the rest of it. I kept wondering when it would become dramatic or interesting in the least. It never does. The main character smiles incessantly at his next young lover. He has the maniacal leer of a 12 year old adolescent and that is how the film opens and carries on for 20 minutes. So I am immediately thinking "he may be a talented designer but he is a moron and so is she." There are no highs and lows throughout, just maudlin dialogue and frustrating relationships. The entire two hours I sat there was work and I could not make it all the way through.
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Phantom Thread (2017)
Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
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Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
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Could not survive itReviewed byjasontheterribleVote: 1/10
Despite being written and directed by the talented Paul Thomas Anderson and starring the gifted Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread is 2 hours and 20 minutes of unentertainment.
So what's the move about?
Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) is a dressmaker in 1950s London in Paul Thomas Anderson's new film Phantom Thread. Reynolds makes dresses for wealthy people and members of royalty which makes him a highly sought after dressmaker. Like all creative geniuses he's fussy and very set in his routine. Cyril (Lesley Manville) is Reynolds' sister/business partner; she lives with him and runs the day to day business. Alma (Vicky Krieps) is Reynolds' newly acquired girlfriend/muse. Alma doesn't like his fussiness and sets out to disrupt his routine in the most subtle way possible.
What I liked about the movie:
Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson's 8th feature length film. PTA has established himself as a talented writer/director and this film is no exception. It's beautifully shot, PTA even did his own cinematography, there's lavish costumes, Daniel Day-Lewis like always does a fine acting job, and most of the writing is good too, my favorite line from the film being "The tea is going out, but the distraction is staying right here with me" LOL.
So why did I think it was boring?
Most of this film is how I imagine what Americans think watching BBC is like, two rich well dressed people having a tea party bickering over how the other is spreading butter on their toast.
I left the theater asking myself too many questions. Why was Alma in love with Reynolds? It's never established, is it just because he's rich and famous? Why is Reynolds in love with Alma? Once again never established, is it just because she's pretty? Okay maybe why they are in love isn't the point; the point is about their relationship. Then why is so much of the film devoted to the dressmaking aspect? What was the point of Reynolds' sister Cyril? Was she like a metaphor or something? Her character never does anything other than give stern looks.
We've seen this kind of film before, the struggling artist and the women in their lives who suffer.
To me the film comes off as less about the nature of relationships and more of an autobiography about the filmmakers own relationship, similar to Darren Aronofsky's film Mother.
I really wanted to like this film but after about an hour I found myself bored, then it became a game of how long I could go before looking at my watch.
No I would not recommend this film.
I haven't entirely ruled out the possibility that this film is some kind of inside joke between Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis. I imagine they had a great laugh in making this film, but as someone who paid money to watch it, and then isn't let in on the joke, I'm left feeling like a sucker.
This is the most unique romance film to come out in all of history. Paul Thomas Anderson has struck Gold again with this masterpiece. The Screenplay is really original and very engaging.
Usually when people watch a film, they tend to doze off at times because of slow moments. This film however, you cannot look away, you cannot blink because the timeless beauty and sheer elegance that this film has is unparalleled. What keeps you so engaged is the breathtaking cinematography shot on a 35mm camera, the Stand out performances from Daniel Day Lewis , and Vicky Kriceps and also the amazing dialogue which keeps you drowned in the film.
Many people might think ''Oh its a movie about the love story of a dressmaker''so they might not watch it. If you feel that way, its your loss to miss this masterpiece of a film. It is a suspenseful romance film which has never been done before and the fact that you cannot look away from the screen, it proves that this film is the best film of 2017. This film is going to be mentioned for years to come. Just like ''There Will Be Blood'', it will be shown in film classes to learn from and just like ''There Will Be Blood''it will be mentioned as one of the best films of all time.
As this is Daniel Day Lewis's last role, i can say that it is worth being called a movie worthy of Daniel Day Lewis's last. In fact, It is his best film to date and in terms of performance, he gives one of the best of his career. I would not be surprised if he wins best Actor for this one over Gary Oldman. Day Lewis totally deserves to be the only actor to have 4 Oscars.
If Vicky Criceps is not nominated for Best supporting actress or best actress then we know that the Oscars are unreliable, She equally matches Day Lewis in terms of performance and that is saying a lot because she is working with one of the best.
Paul Thomas Anderson continues his legacy in film with this epic, and he deserves a nomination for best director, if not, he deserves a win.
This film is one of the best to come out in the past 5 years and i could say its perfect.
I give it a 10 out of 10.