As someone with a soft spot for the "everyone is connected" drama, a genre where the good don't fall too far from the bad, this entry seemed especially laughable. Perhaps due to a lack of any real premise, or returning characters, which makes this feel more vignette oriented. Weird attack on sex in a 'globalised' world, the Ben Foster plot seemed esp. misguided. Not anger-inducing, just... nothing.
The design was sterile and the locations were almost completely void of their respective personalities (Colorado's airport felt the same as London's apartment that felt the same as the museum district in Vienna and so on) - yet the film still managed to tell a good story, weaving characters in and around themselves all over the globe. Great direction, good performances, overall a well-crafted film.
Held the attention well enough, but it was as empty as a commercial for a mobile network. As is the want of this type of film some of the stories were more interesting than others. But they all fealt a little false. Does every parent video there children's performances on mobile phones?
Simplistic, banal, trite. "Carpe diem" for the globalized era. More like a self-help guide than a movie. This coral film mimics inarritu's soap-operas like "Babel", without saying anything meaningful. If we were to follow the suggestion to seize the day, we would definitely pass on Meilleres' latest offering: as one character says, life is too short.