Terrible. Without any rhyme or reason. Ridicoulos. Up to a runtime of 60 minutes literally nothing happens; n o t h i n g. A man is sitting in his hotel room and trying to write a script. Basically that's it. The rest is a bit better, but nothing else than empty symbolics. One of the weakest Coen movies. Not satirical or surrealistical or funny; just bad. Absolutely overrated.
Loved the scirpt and the characters, but seemed somewhat aimless, random and uninspired, just like Barton. The character itself was greatly played by Goodman, even though I think the character could've abtained a certain prospect of glory or break-through. The plot itself and some of it's progressions and conclusions can't help to think that the movie was styled by Lynch's habits and solutions.