September 28, 2021 at 4:14 pm #1204491283
Before anybody jumps on me that there is already a thread for this I looked through 30 pages and couldn’t find one…
I am so excited by this movie! The trailer is gorgeous. The interviews I have seen online are fascinating. I have read the short 140 page novel and am so looking forward to seeing this movie.
Even though Irene is the main character the novel is actually more about Clare. The novel is so incredibly rich and complex. It’s not only about race and passing it’s also about how to be a human being in this world.
Irene is duty-bound, she is playing by the rules, and is more introverted; Clare transgresses, is extroverted, but has a longing for connection with her roots, her community. Can the society they live in during the 1920’s “allow” her to transgress? Does Irene wish she could transgress?
There is a fascinating latent lesbianism that runs through the novel. I wonder if this is captured in the movie version?
I think Rebecca Hall is a lock for a Directors Guild nomination for Best First Film. I hope she gets an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Ruth Negga is more likely to be nominated for her role in the Supporting Actress category (but I wonder if she isn’t really the co-lead and belongs in the Best Actress category?) than Tessa Thompson – more because the Best Actress category is so incredibly crowded more than anything to do with her performance. Andre Holland looks to be excellent as Brian, Irene’s husband.
The production design and the cinematography look amazing! The trailer does it’s job: I really wish this movie was already out in theaters. I am so looking forward to this movie!September 28, 2021 at 4:38 pm #1204491312
The trailer blew me away. The film has overall great review.
Ruth Negga looks outstanding in the trailer.September 28, 2021 at 4:41 pm #1204491324
I’m really excited too, the book was much better than I expected, and that ending has haunted me, I hope the movie pulls it off. I think both are perfectly cast…
I hope this thread doesn’t become a spoiler zone like most others have, if anyone doesn’t want their movie experience ruined I’d recommend staying away!
Zahra Amir Ebrahimi - Holy Spider (Best Actress)
Ana de Armas, Julianne Nicholson - Blonde (Best Actress, Supporting Actress)
Samantha Morton - She Said (Best Supporting Actress)
Kerry Condon - The Banshees of Inisherin (Best Supporting Actress)September 28, 2021 at 5:34 pm #1204491389
I’m gonna stan Tessa, no question, but Ruth obviously has the baitier role and the previous nomination backing her up.September 28, 2021 at 6:18 pm #1204491476
The costumes look great too.
There are quite a few interviews online with the director and/or the performers and they are fascinating.
I assume this film will be eligible for Indie Spirit awards? I hope this gets a ton of critics citations and tons of nominations from all the various guilds and critics groups/precursors.September 28, 2021 at 9:31 pm #1204491696
I’m so excited for this. Rarely do we get a Black female led film that is in the Oscar conversation. And I love stories about black people during the Harlem Renaissance era. (I need HBO to go head and do a great mini-series about this era, btw). Excited for this!September 29, 2021 at 1:54 pm #1204492989
Overhyped and is most likely getting zero nominations.September 29, 2021 at 2:03 pm #1204493001
Overhyped and is most likely getting zero nominations.
Thank you for your valuable contribution to this thread! (;
Honestly, Passing looks to be amazing and I wish it all the success in the world! I believe it will do really well this Oscar season!October 3, 2021 at 8:49 am #1204499843
I really can’t wait for this one!October 7, 2021 at 9:07 pm #1204508283
The novel is a masterpiece so I can’t wait to watch this.October 8, 2021 at 1:57 am #1204508461
I was really quite taken by it at NYFF, so glad I got a last minute ticket. And Ruth was great but I was a little surprised by the superlatives over Thompson in the film — but, again, they’re both great in it.October 26, 2021 at 2:27 pm #1204541285
Passing is opening here on Friday!!!! So looking forward to seeing it on Saturday afternoon! I love the trailer and having read the novel I can assess the adaptation too.
Will the movie be released everywhere on Friday or is it a limited release roll-out type of release?October 26, 2021 at 8:42 pm #1204542212
Passing is opening here on Friday!!!! So looking forward to seeing it on Saturday afternoon!
Happy for you! The only thing I can prepare you for is: definitely prepare to be put at some emotional distance. Personally, I loved it & thought it was an incredible way to get perspective. It’s not the sort of film that tells you how to feel AT ALL
Justice for Passing, Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga.
The Power of the Dog / Jane Campion / Benedict Cumberbatch / Kristen Stewart / Kirsten Dunst / Troy KotsurOctober 28, 2021 at 11:16 am #1204545310
Went to a screening of Passing last night with a Q&A after with Rebecca Hall and Ruth Negga. You really can tell that this story is a passion project for Hall, everything is so meticulously executed.
Negga has the more baity role and executes it perfectly, but Thompson was equally as incredible for me. Not as necessarily showy of a role, but a masterful nuanced performance.
Overall I think the movie is beautifully filmed and will cause a lot of important conversations to be had. I think it would be deserving of some love across the board and hope it’s being underestimated, but I guess we will just have to wait and see.October 28, 2021 at 2:34 pm #1204545771
It’s so so so unsurprising to me that the critics are praising Thompson. They’re obviously praising Negga a lot too, she’s awesome, but the movie would never work without what Tessa does in that she is the very foundation of the film. If she doesn’t get in and win, which she probably won’t, I think I’ll see it as the biggest missed opportunity for the Oscars to reward a GROUNDBREAKING Black character in Lead Actress. Maybe only Negga in Loving came close. Black actresses don’t get such awesome roles!
Justice for Passing, Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga.
The Power of the Dog / Jane Campion / Benedict Cumberbatch / Kristen Stewart / Kirsten Dunst / Troy KotsurNot now
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