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Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
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Mar 21, 2009

liked it

Essentially, this feels like it could be a lost scene from The Royal Tenenbaums first draft, but (and I am loathe to admit this) the movie beautifully and wordlessly represents this same inner turmoil and the delicate brother-sister relationship, without drawing the whole damn thing out. I get it, I realize it's not just three conversations about seeking truth in a decadent world fraught with the great unwashed masses, and endless smoking. The realization we are one, shine your shoes for the fat lady, the fat lady who is everyone, everyone is Christ, and then she is Franny full of grace.
It's good, but just a bit too angsty and self-indulgent for me. Boy am I gonna get shit for that.

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