Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

My Octopus Teacher (2020)

Directed by Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed

Starring Craig Foster, Tom Foster


Surprisingly delicate and sweet and sad.

Foster seems like an interesting, articulate, humble, spiritual guy. His narration is well-paced and natural. His voice and accent are very zen, and I think that does a lot to make the film very gentle and warm and contemplative. I can’t imagine a guy from Brooklyn pulling this off.

The underwater photography is great, amazing how they were able to capture every little moment. How is it that a little shark and little octopus in a chase are completely unaffected by a huge dude and a camera right in their faces? Even the drone footage on and around the beach is high-quality. The subtle scoring really adds to it.

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