Tykwer tastes of a bestseller you buy at airports, consisting solely of dialogues of a coolness level mental age of 16 +under. With an actress who would be great in the role of a medieval old maid, here the Berliner "casualness" comes off awfully infantile. "I don't like it when you're sick, babyyy" :( (moan, moan) Never hated a Hermann Hesse poem, but under this circumstances it was inevitable.
A well-crafted film that presents the story in an unconventional way: there's experimentation with the narrative, presenting the plot through several artistic metaphors (i.e. the first sequence with the light cables). The performances are funny, and deserving of praise. The story offers an uncomplicated solution with utopian balance. Not necessarily credible, but enough for the characters and their need for love.
This is one interesting story. Do we have to make a choice all the time? This movie asks this question in a very strange way and forces your limits of perception. This line from the movie is enough to explain the plot: "Just say farewell to your deterministic understanding of biology" And what I will remember from this movie: The stunning location of the pool :)
I feel very weird through this film like ok Tykwer intended to telling us there could be another type of relationship than monogamous marriage. But why these two people should legaly marry in the first place while their threesome could be severely disproportionated by such an act. Is this his real life desire? Maybe so. I don't know.
The usual motifs of synchronicity, chance, and free will vs. fate reach a new level of maturity and subtlety for Tykwer, but the real meat of this story is not delivered. How harmonious can "three" really be? Although what's given is enjoyable, I wish we could have been given more.