Brian Thompson reviews “Mr. Roosevelt” for The Young Folks


The trouble with nostalgia is that it fails to plug change into the equation. Our memories stay perfectly preserved – often closer to how we choose to hold onto them than how we actually experienced them – like old photos and love letters, but we forget that people change, dreams take on new forms, and home keeps growing long after we’ve left it. As Noël Wells (Saturday Night LiveMaster of None) reminds us in her charismatic directorial debut, Mr. Roosevelt, sometimes the fabric of our memories only need to have a single thread tugged to be sent spiraling out of control.


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