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Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

Old 01-01-20, 08:29 PM
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Re: Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

It looks like you need Amazon Prime to watch this since this is not available at Netflix.
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Re: Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

It just became available on digital two weeks ago. It is not included with Prime.
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Re: Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

Man... this was a real misfire from Hawley. A lot of talented people involved and decent performances. The themes and concepts are good, but the execution is not.

First, if you are going to say it is inspired by actual events, then how about using some of the compelling things from that story? Or just adapting it straight up. Or do something similar exploring the same themes readjusting back to life on earth without the love/affair angle. Something else could’ve contributed to putting her over the edge.

Second, the use of multiple aspect ratios is fucking stupid here. I guess he wanted us to feel a sense of disorientation, but all it does is become annoying and take you out of the movie. This was not some highly stylized thing like Legion where he used this technique effectively. The story does not call for it. Even scenes with a portion of the shot out of focus... It just makes your movie look like shit.
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Re: Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

Most of the movie was 4:3 which sucked and was pointless.

I wanted to like it but it was slow and boring.

The guy who played her husband Dan Stevens was pretty good.
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Re: Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

I like Dan Stevens. Never saw Downton Abbey but yeah, he's a good actor, does the badass thing pretty well to.
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Re: Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

Originally Posted by d2cheer
No thanks. I can't stand John Hamm in anything.



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Re: Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

I just watched this on Cinemax. Considering the talent in front and behind the camera, I was astonished how bad this movie was. Not a single likeable character. The story was a mess. And the movie goes completely off the rails in the final act.

Portman's character completely goes unhinged in the final act and literally becomes a psycho stalker to her former lover. And she was supposed to be the protagonist? A total misfire from Hawley.

and the changing aspect ratios made absolutely no sense. At first, I thought it was supposed to be some period drama, then I realized it wasn't. So I found the constantly changing ratios annoying.
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Re: Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

I wonder if it'll wind up on HBOMax? I'd check it out there. Just to see how bad it is.
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Re: Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

This movie wasn’t worth the thread bump or anyone’s times. Don’t do it.
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Re: Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

Originally Posted by dex14
This movie wasn’t worth the thread bump or anyone’s times. Don’t do it.


Sorry I had it recorded off Cinemax from a few months ago and finally made the time to see it this past weekend. I was flabbergasted how awful it was.

It's currently off the HBO/Cinemax rotation. Who knows when or if it will come back.
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Re: Lucy in the Sky (2019, D: Noah Hawley) S: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens

Originally Posted by TomOpus
I wonder if it'll wind up on HBOMax? I'd check it out there. Just to see how bad it is.
That's where I watched it last year.

Originally Posted by dex14
This movie wasn’t worth the thread bump or anyone’s times. Don’t do it.
But this is correct.

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