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Aftersun -

While mostly an observation of young father Calum and his preteen daughter Sophie vacationing at a low-rent Turkish resort, it has much more going on than that. There's its food for thought about how and what we choose to remember, for instance, with its use of a camcorder and a framing device of the adult Sophie reminiscing about the trip not just being flourishes. There's also the ways it made me consider those butterfly effect-like moments that form who you are, whether it's Sophie's time playing games with a boy at an arcade or with a friendly girl at a poolside bar who is a few years older than her. What hits hardest about the movie, though, is how it makes you think about what our parents pass on to us and whether or not we'll pass it on to our children.

I was a bit hesitant to jump into this movie because I equate universal praise with hype, but I can assure you that the hype is real. It doesn't waste a moment no matter how uneventful I thought some of them are while watching it and its takes on all these subjects are ones I can imagine thinking about for a long time. It hardly has a conventional structure, and again, there are times when I wasn't sure what to take from certain scenes, but your patience will be rewarded, as will an observant eye.