Part art house film and part true crime tabloid serial, the jumbled, wacky true story is perfectly conveyed through this suitably oddball movie.
The film is ironic, satirical, and just plain weird, but it’s a riveting, unblinking rebuke of society’s willingness to commercialize a traumatized girl.
There are allusions to the ritual of spirituality and the doctrine of science, from sinners to global warming to feminism to gender roles. The aspirations are grand, but what does it all mean?
This bottled up biopic of restrained grief, trauma and faith isn’t an awful movie, but its failures lie in what it could’ve been.
There’s not much going on here but a cacophony of indecipherable obscurity that’s masquerading as high art. I struggled to get through this film, and you will too.
LOUISA: MATT: LOUISA SAYS: I don’t respond well to westerns but I love a good ass-kicking heroine, and “Jane Got A Gun”