Fallen Leaves

The majority of the emotions of the characters is kept within their tones, and both Poysti and Vatanen are universally excellent. They don’t succumb to cliches, but rather try to get through life. The girl has better luck than the boy, and we support both of them along the journey. Can these two be a perfect match for each other. Can the boy recover from his drinking problems? Anything is possible.

Kaurismaki likes to smooth things out with his script and character development. Does everything have to be so negative? No. Can these characters be people audiences can relate to. Yes. It’s a small reflection of life, and we’ll probably see something like this again. I should hope so.

Rating: 3.5 out of 4.

In Select Theaters

Categories: comedy, Drama, Foreign

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