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Rating: 2.25 of 5 ★★¼☆☆ 

This was an interesting movie. The whole time I was thinking: the characters are interesting, but it has no narrative thread. I don’t know where it’s going which keeps me from becoming immersed in it. The directing is a little avant garde, which works but at the same time sometimes takes me out of the film that I’m not that immersed in. And then I reached the end. It’s like the whole movie was constructed just so you understand this final scene, experience it in the depth and breadth and whole richness of life that it’s filled with.

It’s an incredible payoff, and a scene worth creating a whole movie, however flawed, just to bring it to life and let us experience it.

And how do you fault a film that ends like that? And at the same time, there’s a lot that could have been done much better.


November 29, 2008 | Review , , | this post contains affiliate links