Watched Anomalisa over the weekend and I don't understand why some people really love it. After the great writing in Eternal Sunshine and Synecdoche New York, pulling at really interesting ideas about memories, the breakdown of relationships, ageing/illness etc, this felt like a proper regression.
The animation is fantastic but it never did quite enough interesting stuff with it, I wanted more surreal moments like when the face falls off and it's like a weird PG rated Cronenberg. Also felt too short, in that it ended before fully exploring its themes and I didn't feel like it had anything new to say, nothing that hadn't been done before. If it was filmed with live action, I think the film what have gotten a lot more flak for being "privileged straight white man has a mid life breakdown and treats people like shit but if you empathise with his middle class struggles you'll sympathise with him".