Review: A Bigger Splash

It may be slightly squandered by its slow ending and some stylistic directorial choices being jarring and over-reaching at first, but the four stunningly performed characters, each given powerful arcs, are so dramatically and emotionally intriguing that as the tone of the film shifts from initially warm and delightful but superficial to a more real, deep, chaotic and brutal portrayal, all reflected by the gorgeous cinematography and symbolic imagery, the film’s intellectual substance is highlighted, a beautiful commentary on many social issues, from family to immigrants to privilege. 4/5

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