Friday, December 22, 2023

Boys In The Boat (2023)

This is the story of the 1930's University of Washington rowing team that went to Germany in 1936 and took home the gold.

George Clooney returns to the directors chair with a good, but incredibly by the numbers story that you can write for yourself. It's so by the number that between seeing the trailer and seeing similar films you can pretty much tell how it is going to go.

Don't get me wrong, this is a beautifully made film, it's just not remotely remarkable. Why it's getting dumped in December as a possible Oscar contender has more to do with Clooney than with the the worthiness of the film.

I liked it, but at the same time I wish it wasn't being pushed as the next big thing, because it's not and as such it is going to get some critical backlash.

Worth a look when it hits Prime

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