I feel like nothing I say will be worthy of this film. The was some kind of amazing confluence of talent and circumstance that made this movie greater than the sum of its parts. It’s stunning.
I’ll risk one bit of commentary. The circus freak is a fundamental human archetype. To use it cheaply or ineptly would be a travesty, but in the right hands it makes for a story of unusual power. Such a story shows us both the circus freak in ourselves, and the humanity in the circus freak.