It's a different kind of movie. I wouldn't recommend it to novice film watchers. I was shocked at how bad the reviews were, which makes me wonder how many other movies i have disregarded in the past, due to the low rotten tomatoes percentage. This film is definitely a diamond in the rough and/or hidden gem in my opinion.
It's shot really well. The cinematography is really well crafted and thought out. Yes the movie can be slow moving at times, but it's a really delicate artistic film. Some of these films take a while to bloom, and patience is required but the pay off is worth it. It's also worth noting that Dakota Fanning is incredible and the rest of the cast is great too.
The soundtrack is in incredible. With music choices that are new and melodic, that really capture the essence and the soul of this film.
This relatively unknown filmmaker took his time to make things right, I believe i read somewhere that he edited the film for 3 - 4 years before releasing it after film production, in order to make things perfect, and it shows. You really get wrapped up in this love triangle and bizarre group of roadies/punk band. It's one of the first films that really engrossed me into this world, which I don't think many other films have delved too deep into, which I appreciated. To me the film is really about attraction and a study on what that means, how important personality is to relationships. With a thrilling frightening final act.
Overall a very thoughtful crafted film. It's refreshing to see a movie that is so different from other films.
Thumbs up all the way on this one, great job, and I hope to see more of what this director has in store for the future.