Astonishing! It’s like a Gen-Z American #UpSeries
. Starts off, like its cast of extremely likable characters, innocently enough and then deepens into a profound, moving, complex portrait of a mixed-race blue-collar Americana that’s (all-too)rarely seen, and the intergeneraronal repeating-cycle patterns of all the strengths and frailties of manhood (it all seems like perfect fodder for this generation’s #Springsteen
, whomever he/she is, no?). The tech credits are superb, esp considering the youth and professional inexperience of all involved. #Oscars
(or, at the very least, #IndieSpirits
)-level editing and music. Sensational directing by the (too!😲*) young Liu (kid has a massively bright future ahead of him ... let’s hope his friend do too).
PS. You haven’t lived until you’ve heard the urgent, cogent dissection of white (male) privilege straight from the mouths of babes... kids these days!😆👍
* Speaking of the kids, man, with all the readily-available tech & incredible savviness at such an early age, it’s no wonder that all these youths are churning out such professional-grade work huh? The rest of us really have no excuse!