Great screenplay, great casting, great location cinematography...why… MoreGreat screenplay, great casting, great location cinematography...why not a great film? Maybe because of the very bad decision to plant vital clues too early? Like during the rolling of the credits! Watch this two times, three! Keeps getting better. Acting is fine across the board but I single out Steve Zahn and Kiele Sanchez especially.
A very good screenplay by Catherine Corsini, but not a very good film.… MoreA very good screenplay by Catherine Corsini, but not a very good film. The cast members are badly mismatched, and Corsini has no idea how to use music to enhance her atmosphere. It's so dreary I just wanted it to be over.
Annoyingly convoluted plotting and some real fakey fight scenes. The… MoreAnnoyingly convoluted plotting and some real fakey fight scenes. The cast is generally good, the director though can't decide whether this is a campy comedy or a suspense film; thus it fails either way.
In a word "horrible", both in execution but even in conception. A… MoreIn a word "horrible", both in execution but even in conception. A central component of the Gay Agenda is to rewrite history in their favor, by doing bi-ops like this which reify old rumors and insinuations. In this case--that the poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine were closet fags that maybe did the nasty with one another (although Verlaine was happily married).
The script lacks cohesion, the direction lacks crispness.… MoreThe script lacks cohesion, the direction lacks crispness. Nevertheless, mildly entertaining; in fact quite good at a few points. Acting mostly mediocre. The unattractive lesbian Ellen Page is horribly miscast as a femme fatale (what was Allen thinking !?). The one revelation is Alessandra Mastronardi (Milly). She has a major role but unfairly doesn't receive major billing. She's mainly been in Italian TV series, but I hope to see more of her in feature films now. Penelope Cruz--pushing 40 now--has added some pounds, and it becomes her. She still seems fairly awkward cast as a call-girl; she doesn't have that persona. (Forget seeing any skin in this flick either, guys).