A Wonderful Cloud
Directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko
When Eugene’s ex-GF Katelyn lands in LA to disband their business, the two of them must negotiate between past tensions and future possibilities, in this raw bittersweet rom-com that walks the line between fiction and reality.
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★★★★ review by SidneyLumetSuxx on Letterboxd
Funny, emotionally powerful stuff.
I woke up at 4AM this morning and couldn't go back to sleep, at least without the assistance of either some tunes or the TV, so I put this on to help me sleep but it was so compelling I never went back to sleep. It's 5:58AM now and I'll probably be sleeping through my tattoo consultation later today because of it.
Also, how many times can I say "sleep"?
★★★★ review by Bill Arceneaux on Letterboxd
A personal and perhaps autobiographical look at faltered relationships and once had romances. Compared to the other women Eugene hangs out/hooks up with over the course of this film, former flame Kate comes off with an air of grace and natural glamour, which she exudes effortlessly. Both leads are gloriously great at kindly passive-aggressive readings, filling in the moments between moments with curious dimensions. Hurt feelings and forlorn emotions? They're no match for the diversely weird and lower bohemian L.A. scene, explored not unlike an Alex Ross Perry movie might. Memories - good and bad - are recorded and kept on phones, recalled when lonely and/or horny. Welcome to then/now.
★★★★ review by Irimiás and Petrina on Letterboxd
A big surprise! I really dug this and while not every moment worked for me, it achieved a certain kind of emotion I'm not even sure how to describe. Ultimately very satisfying and that fireworks drone shot is simply one of the best things I've ever seen in my life. If anything, watch it for that shot. It's on hulu!
★★★½ review by komiksq on Letterboxd
It's rare that low cost productions reflect the inventiveness of films that don't conform to "usual" narrative polish. The inventiveness is not demanded to compensate, but work hand in hand with the very personal feel of the film. The characters are really annoying but somehow it's never boring. An offbeat, nasty, unpleasant story executed so interestingly.
★★★½ review by Diane ❄️ on Letterboxd
Thought it would be a waste of time, but I actually liked it. It hurt. I like it.
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