After nearly three months living in New York City (and recently scoring a lowly 41% on the Hipster quiz) it was time to take advantage of the City's breadth of cinematic offerings so we went to see Gus Van Sant's Gerry last night at the Angelika. The story of two friends (Matt Damon and Casey Affleck) who get lost in the desert, it was full of sweeping panoramic shots that were gorgeous. What dialogue there was (not much) was pretty entertaining as well. But about 2/3rds of the way through, it lost me. mob61uk says it best in a comment at IMDb,
[T]he film loses itself in existential an[g]st, as it hammers home its "indie" credentials.
Ultimately it was a little too slow, a little too self-indulgent, and a little too strange to leave me feeling anything but annoyed at its conclusion. Well, annoyed and longing to go hiking again in the desert, with proper supplies.