ingredients: 50% wes anderson (esp. bottle rocket), 40% noam baumbach (esp. margot's wedding), 10% peter glanz. michael arangano is Jason Schwartzman is disguise. And Paul Dano (The Extra Man). Lee Pace is a mix between Hugh Grant and Russell Brand. Bottom line: a very mixed bag.
a lot of people comparing it to and saying it wanted to be of wes anderson. I thought it was more like hal ashby. either way though i loved it, was really suprised by it and i think angarano and thurman were excellent together.
Honestly, I couldn't wrap my fingers around this for some reason. Michael Angarano and Uma Thurman must be the unlikely couple. Honestly, as much as I liked these actors, including Reece Thompson, the story, the chemistry didn't feel real at all, and I just couldn't enjoy the whole thing. I must have been distracted.