Wait, hold up. AG is a pleasant enough film with a lot of fun 50's nostalgia vibes but let's not get crazy here and start labeling stuff masterpieces. Reminds me of my great friend who calls Tom Petty a genius. Now I meself like Tom's music quite a lot, but if you call him a musical genius, you've pretty much opened the damn floodgates, know what I mean Vern? I think Beethoven was a genius though. Look. He wrote incredible music while suffering from the most insanity inducing loud sounds drowning out all of his higher frequencies etc, it's a complicated story, but he wasn't actually deaf, it was way worse than deafness. It was slowly encroaching, progressively worse noise. Tom Petty playing A C D E F G and their relative minors in various combinations for 40 years does not make him a genius. He's a great artist though. Same with American Graffiti.