All ‘Together’
by Sarah Crown
Sep 04, 2012 | 407 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
“Together’s surprising and glorious strength lies in the way in which it takes a potentially cartoonish situation, complicates it, and then complicates it further, stripping away our preconceptions both of these sorts of people and this sort of film to reveal the messy, mixed-up reality beneath. Circumstances which seem to be clear-cut rapidly acquire gradations: over the course of two hours, we find ourselves feeling choking sympathy for a man who hits his wife and surreptitiously swigs vodka from a hipflask when dining out with his children, and outraged frustration towards a group of well-intentioned people who view themselves as working towards an egalitarian utopia but who flagrantly neglect the emotional lives of the children in their midst.”    

—Sarah Crown, “My Favorite Film,” The Guardian
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