I tried to watch this as naively as I could, wondering what I’d think if I saw it at the cinema without knowing anything about the film or Whit Stillman. I think it works well, fitting into that quirky “indie” comedy bracket that’s become more popular since Stillman last released a film. I wonder if this means it will seem more acceptable, or normal, to audiences than his earlier films did when they were released. Is there a larger audience that’s accepting of this deadpan delivery that probably once turned a lot of people off?
Anyway, good to see the trailer at last, and thanks to Jonathan Takagi and Ryan Lockwood for the pointer.