The film Youth is not what I expected it to be, in a good way. All of the things in the trailer are in the film, and it's actually a pretty good trailer, but there's so much more. This film stays with you because it's crushing in a real way, not in a film way. Sometimes films do so well at taking us through a series of extreme emotions because that's their job. Directors and writers and producers want us to laugh and cry and get upset and feel calm, all in a couple of hours. And that's great, and that's what happens here. But it feels real--the way genuine emotions feel. The way life happens. In life, something giant takes you by surprise, and you think you should spend a long time grieving, but the process is nothing like what you expected, so the next day you take a piss, you eat breakfast, you take a walk. This film is also blessed with an amazing soundtrack--nothing you've heard before. The final scene, even after the credits, is breathtaking. Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel work surprisingly well as friends. Paul Dano and Rachel Weisz are both hilarious and lovely. If nothing else, see this for the landscape: it takes place at an incredible spa/retreat in the Swiss Alps, and if you had all the money in the world, that's where you'd be.