quote:Originally posted by winetarelli:
The bad: Script needed word... it was written by one person "and" another "and" another in the credits: that means it was not written together but rather two different script doctors are being credited. It needed yet another revision.
The good: virtuoso acting and directing. I mean, holy crap work. That the male lead did not receive a Golden Globe nomination is a joke. This movie could legitimately provide 3 'Supporting Actress' nominations, 1 'Supporting Actor' nomination, and Natalie Portman will win the Oscar in a walk for 'Leading Actress'. Direction was daring and to get those performances, nearly breathtaking.
This is a good, but not a brilliant movie. But for the pure joy of watching these amazing people work, this is an absolute must see. And despite no CGI, I do think this will be better on the (really) big screen, as opposed to even the 50" plasma at home.
I have heard very mixed comments about this film. Based on the previews and my general reaction to this director's movies, it is an easy pass for me. Oh and FKG would never go see it as she has pronounced PI the worst movie of all time and is still scarred from when we saw it at the Angelica Theatre in th Village many many years ago