Noah Hawley, de bedenker van de tv-series Fargo en Legion, heeft tijdens het Toronto International Film Festival zijn eerste langpeler Lucy in the Sky voorgesteld. Het astronautendrama met Natalie Portman kreeg gemengde reacties.
Say what you will about LUCY IN THE SKY, but it is the only movie this year where Ellen Burstyn utters the words, "all that astronaut dick has made you soft."
— Nate Jones (@kn8) September 12, 2019
Lucy in the Sky is a mainstream fake version of a true story that really did involve poopy diapers— but this one is sanitized. Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm cannot save it. #tiff2019
— Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) September 12, 2019
Natalie Portman tries her damnedest in LUCY IN THE SKY but there’s only so much she can do with Finn Wolfhard’s exact haircut
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) September 12, 2019
‘Lucy in the Sky’ is extremely Noah Hawley. Some interesting ideas about existentialism and perspective, but it didn’t really work for me. Fans of Hawley’s penchant for abstraction and shifting aspect ratios may get more out of it. #TIFF19
— Adam Chitwood (@adamchitwood) September 12, 2019
the real victory in lucy in the sky is that finally 5′ 3″ women who walk very fast finally have representation in cinema. feels good
— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) September 12, 2019
LUCY IN THE SKY: frequently very nice to look at but doesn’t make much sense. First hour gripped me but second didn’t hold at all
LUCY IN THE SKY: Noah Hawley aims for the Sky but can’t even achieve liftoff. Not even Natalie Portman can save this misbegotten movie
— Jordan Ruimy (@mrRuimy) September 12, 2019
LUCY IN THE SKY: Noah Hawley knows melodramas are supposed to be entertaining right?
— David Sims (@davidlsims) September 12, 2019
Lucy in the Sky: I was with it whenever Hawley & Portman allowed themselves to get their #SpaceMadness on. But the pivot to earnest self-improvement parable never really clicked. Hamm is perfectly cast as the preening NASA himbo, though. pic.twitter.com/WxULdnv3hy
— Ethan Alter is @ TIFF (@ethanalter) September 12, 2019
LUCY IN THE SKY: No amount of aspect-ratio switch-ups adds up to an interesting film. Doesn't exactly help my case as a Natalie Portman apologist, either. Ellen Burstyn does get to say the line, "I think all that astronaut dick has made you soft," though. #TIFF19
— Barry Hertz (@HertzBarry) September 12, 2019
#TIFF19 Lucy in the Sky is a film that relies a lot on Portman’s performance and it works really well! Dan Stevens’s accent is almost goofy as fuck
— Eóin McCready (@EMcCready7) September 12, 2019
Lucy in the Sky is a better movie than Interstellar.
— dior. @ TIFF (@nervousteacher) September 12, 2019
Lucy In The Sky was an intense cinematic experience with craziest visuals and an incredible and mesmerizing perfomance by Natalie Portman #TIFF19
— ?TIFF (@martells13) September 12, 2019
LUCY IN THE SKY is a massive miss. A languid paced psychological snooze, a scattershot of no cares plot and scenes, only made interesting by the dead end creative choices. Ultimately, a waste of Natalie Portman. #TIFF19
— Robert Daniels @ TIFF (@812filmreviews) September 12, 2019