I didn't know much about "Pop Aye" other than the fact that it had played the festival circuit. It was playing at the theater where I work, though, so I got to see it.
I ultimately found the film to be quite interesting. From its premise, you would think it's a family-friendly comedy, but it's not. Instead, it's a mature, thoughtful dramedy with a lot of metaphors involved. The pacing was definitely adequate, and i found certain parts to be funny. That being said, there were a few points in which I thought they may have went a bit too far with the ambiguity to the point that it became a little confusing. There was also a sequence towards the middle of the film that felt slightly out-of-place and certainly overly sexual.
Execution-wise, the film is solid. The cinematography is great, and does a good job of showing the amount of work put in by the location scout. The visual elements definitely add to the metaphorical meaning of the film. The music also fits the film very well.
Overall, I liked "Pop Aye", but I definitely don't think that it's for everyone. The premise is a little misleading, but it still ends up being well-made and interesting.
Big Tuna's Rating: B+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably.
I am a huge movie fan that wants to tell people about my very varying taste and opinion of film.