Since Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Will Oldham) has a great new album out (Beware) and is on the current cover of my favorite music magazine (Wire), I decided to finally get around to watching this movie. Well, plus there is that whole beef with Wes Anderson*. Old Joy is a simple meditation on growing up and growing apart that I guarantee will make you book a camping trip as soon as possible.
*And he does have a point. I agree that American cinema has a tendency to use pop music as a crutch that the great European directors don’t seem as likely to rely upon. That’s a different post though.