This is a perfect movie to watch cuddled up on the couch on a rainy day. It brought me back to a feeling of being in Maine as a kid. The colors and art direction are impeccable and each frame is perfectly manicured. It feels like it’s all been shot during sunset, so that the light is always soft and glows and adds a hint of amber to every frame.
When I spent my childhood summers in Maine, I remember being so excited to explore the countryside. I was lucky enough to experience living in both Brooklyn and Maine from 3-18 years old.
By the time I was 15 years old, I hated Maine. I resented leaving the bustle of NYC and completely didn’t appreciate the peace of mind in Maine. Instead, I wanted to be going to clubs, getting stoned and hanging out with my straight hip hop friends (while I was still in the closet….weird, right!!!???).
But as an adult I often think of those early summers in Maine and how amazing they were. I was always so excited to wake up and run outside the Water Tower my Dad made into a house and see the land we lived on.
Anyway, I just went down memory lane… Go see the movie.