Kill Your Darlings Review
When seeing Kill Your Darlings, I already knew what to expect having read the script, but not knowing what was cut and how it played out was my curiosity. When I watched it, I realized I had for the most part seen the entire movie (youtube movie clips) except for the parts i didn’t get to see and I don’t wanna spoil it for anyone. But I really loved it. Dan and Dane’s acting was almost like watching two friends have a very good time together. It was really rather enjoying to watch that.
The scenes everyone is talking about The library scene was quite interesting to see. It played out just like the script, but Dan’s face in that moment when he sees Lucien was centralized and what I mean by that is that he was fixated on him with a stare that kind of reminded you that even though this was going on I really wish it was you. The rather funny thing in that scene was afterwards for those that watched it you know what I am talking about.
The movie did have a sort of comedic feeling to it cause some parts did make you laugh. And there was scenes that were rather cute in it too. I really enjoyed this movie and want to see it again. The gay sex scene that everyone has been talking about was not really bad. I actually found it kinda romantic, because Allen wanted Lucien so bad. He wanted to be loved even if it meant a substitute. Some strong points in the movie did make you think at times.
It made me think what if there was no Lucien, would there ever be a Ginsberg and what about the others had Lucien not brought them all together what would have become of them. It really made you think. Least for me it did.
A quote, I loved from the movie was “First Thought, Best Thought.” And the whole thing about dying so you can be reborn was a very interesting segment. Rather funny too.
I guess I should end this before I post spoilers. But if you get a chance please do see it. Radcliffe and DeHaan gave an absolutely awesome performance and I really hope sometime in the future they do something together again.