Welcome to Oscar Movie Decor Reviews, where we take a look at the most important question that has arisen this awards season: which character in an Oscar-nominated movie had the nicest place? Next up, The Revenant.
The Revenant is a movie about a 19th century frontiersman named Hugh Glass who gets into a fight with a roommate and is kicked out of his co-living space. He is forced to find a new place on very short notice, but once he does he becomes addicted to the thrill of apartment hunting and begins to move from apartment to apartment, finding fault in every new place he moves into and abandoning a series of increasingly expensive security deposits in the process. Although most of us would have been perfectly content to stay put in the first apartment that Glass inhabits—a hastily dug shallow grave—Glass is content with nothing.
Eventually he finds another roommate and they seem to be getting along well. It's easy to envision a happy ending at this point, but unfortunately, as is so often the case with matters of real estate, a happy ending is not in the cards. Glass's roommate almost immediately moves out after he is hanged by a group of French fur trappers, and Glass is forced to keep looking.
One of Glass's main issues is how quick he is to dismiss neighborhoods that are different from the ones he's used to. One has a nice view of a river, but is also under attack by Native Americans who are looking for their kidnapped daughter. Another is safe and located near a church, but turns out to exist only in a fever dream. Multiple neighborhoods are dismissed simply for being "too cold."
Finally, Glass finds a place that he seems happy with: the inside of a dead horse. The apartment is warm, newly renovated, and lined with horse innards. But as soon as he moves in, he looks directly into the camera and says, "This apartment is too cramped. And I was looking for something with exposed brick." Then he leaves. This is a deeply affecting movie, and Leonardo DiCaprio deserves an Oscar for his portrayal of a man who strives to improve his living situation above all else.
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