This post is part of my movie-a-day challenge in which I will watch a film every day for 365 days. Today is Day 82. You can see all the posts for this challenge HERE. To see the original Movie-a-Day Challenge post, click HERE.
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Hey friends, brace yourselves for feels! Remember Dan Levy, the sassy fashionista from Schitt’s Creek? Well, he’s traded in his Moira Rose sweaters for the director’s chair in his new film, “Good Grief.” First of all, Dan Levy is just too good for this world. That man can write AND direct? Ugh. Be less talented, sir. 😂 But seriously, he hit it out of the park with this one.
The movie follows Marc, played by Levy himself (more on that later!), who’s drowning in grief after losing his soulmate. Think messy apartment, questionable hygiene, and enough existential angst to fill a Shakespearean soliloquy. Just when you think he’s hit rock bottom, a card from his late partner sends him on a whirlwind trip to London and Paris, searching for clues and, hopefully, some closure.
As for the acting. Levy pours his soul into Marc. You can practically see the grief radiating from his eyes, the way he hunches his shoulders like the weight of the world is on him. It’s raw, it’s real, and it had me reaching for the tissues faster than you can say “David Rose wig collection.”
The supporting cast? They’re like perfectly seasoned fries to Levy’s emotional main course. Ruth Negga, playing Sophie, is every bit the enigmatic artist, throwing shade with one hand and offering comfort with the other. Jamael Westman as Thomas brings a touch of s warmth, depth and many layers to his ‘more-complex-than-meets-the-eye’ character.
But here’s the thing, “Good Grief” isn’t just about wallowing in sadness. It’s about finding beauty in the midst of it all. There are these gorgeous shots of London at dusk, the Eiffel Tower twinkling like a million scattered diamonds, and moments of pure joy that make you want to jump up and hug the screen (metaphorically, of course).
Plus, there’s a healthy dose of humor sprinkled throughout, like Levy’s signature brand of witty banter and some hilariously awkward encounters.
So, would I recommend “Good Grief“? Absolutely! Just be prepared to shed a few tears (and maybe laugh through them, because that’s how we deal, right?). It’s a reminder that grief is messy, love is complicated, and sometimes, the best way to get through the darkness is to find the light, even if it’s just a tiny flicker in the distance.
And to Dan Levy, I say this: bravo! You made me cry, you made me laugh, you made me want to book a one-way ticket to Europe (and pack a turtleneck…or ten). Keep directing those feels-inducing films, my friend, the world needs them!