Yeah I enjoyed Margot and Diego even though they weren't given much to do other than be the over the top wild child and hopelessly in love sad sack stereotypes. Brad was... Brad. He has such distinctive mannerisms and speech patterns I can never not see him as himself.I don't think it was far from perfect but I think Diego gave an amazing performance and can't wait to see him in more projects. Brad was kind of just... there for me, I don't get the 'career-best performance' talk I heard regarding this. Margot I thought was great as well as Jovan. I do think the reason it kind of got shut out in most nominations though is definitely because it was a critique on Hollywood culture.
Tobey Maguire is my new sleep paralysis demon.
I get that it was going for an epic rise and fall story but the narrative and characters weren't sketched out well enough to get you emotionally invested. Diego's character went from Brad Pitt's assistant to running a studio to being on the run? Brad's character went from being the most bankable star of the silent era to declining so bad he took his own life? It all came out of left field, in spite of the 3 hour runtime. It was still ridiculously entertaining though and I'm surprised it's not in the award conversation more, I know Hollywood loves a film about Hollywood.