I've been far too gracious with my reviews of late. Originally I gave this 2 stars. Some films grow like a fine wine, this film molds like off milk. How on earth did this cast agree to such a hollow script with such asinine platitudes? My respect for some of them is taking a significant knock.
Not much to say, except the performances don't excuse the overall bad movie, even starting with a nice idea of a mise-en-abîme, but gets totally shredded by the potential of a spiritual ending which has no connection with the original plot and with the promised story it was about to tell us. Very bad experience, everything is predictable and the emotional weight weighs being fluff. Not good!
Damn, I never thought I'd see this kind of lifetime feel-good "we thought we were changing this man but really it was him who was changing us" type of film in theaters but here we are. I suppose the "inspired" part about it is the self-reflexivity, a reprehensible film which amounts to nothing more than advertising is about an advertising firm filled with reprehensible people. This might be retroactively (cont.)
Cast assolutamente azzeccato per un dramma alternato da momenti di leggerezza e brevi risate. Quando ho creduto di aver intuito tutta la trama, il finale è arrivato a sorprendermi. Non mi sono commossa e ci speravo, per la mia personale esperienza, questo significa che mancava "quel non so che", ma è comunque un film che consiglio caldamente di andare a vedere.