I've always been sensationalized by movies about geniuses, even if they are only genius through idolatry. A constant puzzle of wits and metaphors, this movie moved me. In the same way that when a person thinks they cannot be hypnotized, yet, they still are once the clock swings to and fro.
I was intrigued by the description but the director didn't take the concept of the story the way I would have enjoyed. It's very sexual from the start and uncomfortable to watch. There's a rape scene that I was not prepared for. I hated the main girl and couldn't sympathize with her so the movie was hard to watch. The ending was boring and it felt like a waste of time. Also there's minimal cuts and shots drag out.
Ohlin is great, but the characters and action around her are repetitive and dull. Might make a better book, as then we could read the interior thoughts of Maya, instead of listening to her ironic statements. Liked the idea of the casting couch, but the personalities of the two men seem silly and manufactured for maximum conflict. The climax feels stagey and forced. The piano music is repetitively irksome.