I found beast to be a really great exploration of the cycle of abuse. The lengths that victims of abuse are willing to go to forgive, how often familial abuse turns to domestic, how being a victim turns into a being an abuser turns back into a victim, wrapped up in a murder mystery. I really enjoyed it and it’s a crime how handsome the male lead is
were Sarah Silverman/Kate berlant/abbi/Iliana/ any number of female comedians really not available? Or did it never cross the filmmakers minds to perhaps cast a female comedian in a movie acted exclusively by comedians except for the roles of women? you don’t get to pat yourself on the back mid movie and call out Lampoon boys for “not thinking to look” for female writers while yourself not thinking to look.
Even past that, this movie made so many confusing decisions. Kenney’s story wasn’t quite handled with the levity or humor it deserved.