I have never been more bored in the theater in all my life, and I sat through The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
This film is a pretentious, snarky mess that goes nowhere, does nothing, and thinks more highly of itself than it’s worth.
Admittedly, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman did good jobs (like always!), but Joaquin Phoenix’s character was aggravatingly hard to connect with and had no redeeming qualities and no direction to his actions.
There were some interestingly-framed shots in this movie, most of which came during the first half, and I will say that the poster is one of the best ones I’ve seen in a while (but poster design does not factor into these scores).
Kools were brought up several times, but, again, cigarettes aren’t allowed to be product placement. I probably missed something else, seeing as I had a hard time paying attention.
I’d rather watch Melancholia on repeat for an entire day than to have to sit through this again.