TCMP #79 – American Pastoral (w/ Skyler Thiot)

We took a chance this week, rolling the dice on an Ewan McGregor vehicle showing at the Angelika. It kind of paid off in that the movie touches on a lot of deep topics that spark plenty of talk. The look at parenting and how much it can be blamed when a child goes wrong is interesting, and the backdrop of the Vietnam War adds depth. The gamble also kind of went bust in that this is a crap movie. The acting is terrible, and the writing doesn’t make the acting any easier. Skyler Thiot is back again to pick out the bad and try to appreciate the good along with me.