Also the reason he hates Hemingway is absolutely retarded and he needs to grow the fuck up. Besides anyone who hates Hemingway is nine times out of ten a moron
Mental illness finally portrayed in a realistic manner. The characters were believable, the dialog very funny, esp. Jennifer Lawrence ("HEY!). It's often annoying when there's a big age difference between the leads, but Bradley Cooper seems much younger than his true age. Nice to see Robert DeNiro in a decent role. I really enjoyed this film, more so on subsequent viewings.
Filmetto. E l'oscar alla Lawrence è la dimostrazione, una volta in più, che i premi dell'academy si comprano
The techniques used in the first 30 minutes are interesting, the odd pacing & breaking in continuity, the jumps between very simple 2 shots to the odd handheld shifts of perspective & zooms allow me to enter the characters headspace & feel just as disorientated/disjointed/agitated as they do. After that it becomes incredibly distracting & underlines the lack of insight & intelligence put into the storytelling.
This movie had the best, most accurate depiction of bipolar disorder I've ever seen, but the plot turned loopy at the end, and the ending was so unbelievably arbitrary I could not believe.
I really like Jennifer Lawrence, but overall I thought it was a dumb movie. Couldn't find the silver living!
One of the worst endings in recent memory. The main character learns nothing, randomly falls in love with someone he showed no previous romantic interest in, broke the law, ignored his doctor's advice, refused help from family, doesn't take his medication and remains mentally ill at the end of the movie. And we're suppose to be rooting for this guy?!
This movie was stupid so I turned it off in the middle and read some Steinbeck instead. I gained 1000 XP by doing so. Fuck you, bad movie. You're bad.
Ok, ci sono i buoni sentimenti che a tanti cinefili non piacciono. Ma il film ha una prima parte da urlo, con attori sempre bravissimi e quella capacità di mettere in risalto "gli angoli nascosti della vita, quelli dove non si spolvera mai e che subito riconosciamo" come ha scritto Maurizio Porro su film tv. Girato poi in maniera splendida senza però volersi mettere l'abilità tecnica davanti al plot.Successo meritato
Emotionally manipulative, standard rom-com wrapped in mental health issues. The tone and camerawork with hard zooms, quick pans, and jump cuts adequately captures Cooper's mania, paranoia, and how he often misreads others. Lawrence performs well. Bradley Cooper is Bradley Cooper. Chris Tucker, though mostly playing a magical negro, does a decent job with understated gags about his releases from a mental hospital.
I haven't seen anyone mention the fact that Chris Tucker magically appeared out of nowhere after not being in a film for 5 years and it's pretty damn amazing and should be given some recognition.