... you can learn from:
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Selma: You like the movies, don't you?Bill: I love the movies. I just love the musicals.Selma: But isn't it annoying when theydo the last song in the films?Bill: Why?Selma: Because you just know when it goes really big...and the camera goes like out of the roof...and you just know it's going to end. I hate that.I would leave just after the next to last song...and the film would just go on forever.
It's weird to think that a movie that ends the way this movie ends might be Lars von Trier's most accessible movie, but... is it? I admittedly have never seen his 2006 workplace comedy The Boss of It All, I can't speak to that one -- weird that I gun straight for everything miserable Lars shovels at us but the comedy I'm like, ehhh. But I think Björk's beautiful music and the big musical numbers make this movie more accessible than, say Breaking the Waves? Even if they're both heart-wrenching in the end. And, I mean, everything he's made since Antichrist is just... the exact opposite of accessible. (I say that with love.)
as we showed you a few weeks back. That's a thrill! It's a shame LVT's shittiness as a person kept her out of the game so long when she gave such a transcendent performance here.