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I lived in my car for 3 years. I worked and went to school the whole time. It's tough. You never sleep well because you are uncomfortable physically, you are worried about getting caught and keep waking up, and you don't feel safe. In the winter the inside of your windows are frosted over from your breathing. The rest of the year they are soaked. I kept a rag just to wipe off the windows. The car starts to smell like you've been living in it. You have to wait to go to the bathroom after you wake up and find somewhere to go. You can't just go. It's super stressful when the car develops a problem or doesn't start. I would not recommend it.
Based on trailers and other comments, I was worried I'd find this a bit boring, but no, I thought it was a beautiful, deeply humane, quite powerful experience.
There’s a difference between a slow movie and a boring one. Nomadland is definitely slow, but I didn’t find it boring at all. It’s a deep dive into a lifestyle that most of us will never know, but many will only know. Powerful film, all around, although I would have liked to know more about Fern’s character, specifically why she chooses to stay on the road after she has at least two opportunities to live under a roof. We can assume she has adjusted and enjoys the nomad lifestyle, but... does she? That seems debatable.
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This movie ranks #30 in IMDb's 2020s Top 50
This movie ranks #43 in TIFF - People's Choice Award
This movie ranks #64 in Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
This movie ranks #75 in BAFTA Award - Best Film
This movie ranks #94 in Academy Award - Best Picture
This movie ranks #97 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #153 in Golden Globe Award - Best Motion Picture
This movie ranks #180 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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