Based on 10 votes and 2 reviews.
Funny at times, charming in others, this felt like an easy 5 star movie at the beginning but it lulled in several spots. It's endearing in a Forrest Gump sort of way. If the pace was kept up throughout, if the audio were better, and if it has a stirring soundtrack, it would have gone up a notch from 4 to 5 stars.
Is this an animated film or a documentary? The script is less a traditional screenplay and more an evolving organic document. The constraints that make stop-motion so hard can actually result in more textured, emotional performances because it’s such an imprecise process. That fallibility translates into a kind of warmth. The film is not really interested in a traditional approach. The film has a less-is-more philosophy to any sort of movie magic. way. It’s about the continuous cycle of life and death and regrowth, and that death is necessary for new growth to occur. That's probably the main dramatic thrust of the story, Their greenness is a kind of grief is the center of what this is all about. The signs of newness are also sewn into what has died away. Everything changes all the time. We love being alive, especially in the late spring, when the flowers return again. But you can’t enjoy the daffodil without honoring what has died so it can regrow. If you want to really grow, you must be able to know and allow for what change really looks like and feels like. We grow back stronger at the break. And growth, after all, is the only evidence of life. Written by Gregory Mann