I totally got surprised by this film, in a positive way! I haven't read the book, so I can only rate this film on it's own. I enjoyed acting and the story. I would sum it up as a dark comedy, about life, relationships, finding your own way in life... It asks questions which I sometimes ask myself, so I very much enjoyed it.
I have to be honest and disagree with many of the reviews here. I found the book to be awfully pretentious and very cold, not great at all. The film, on the other hand, managed to find some sort of emotional heart in the material and was a rare case of the movie adaptation being better than the book.
I watched the movie right after I finished reading the book which made a still lasting impression on me. This was a big mistake! If the book could be described as a rough and at times brutal weapon tearing your brain and exposing some of the deformed ideas, delusions and lifestyles of the western society, then this movie adaptation could be compared to a toy pistol. I did not watch it to the end.
Oh god I regret wasting time watching this. this is a bad film. The storyline is not only implausible, it moves turgidly and the acting is wooden. Gratuitously anti-feminist as well...It was getting worse so I switched it off after 50 minutes.
Da gusto verla aunque sea por ir recordando el libro. Por supuesto que el libro tiene mucho más contenido que la película que sólo son recortes aleatorios, sin embargo el arte de la película vale la pena y creo que las actuaciones sí captaron el espíritu de la escritura original.
Me sorprendió que fueran basadas en personajes reales, la película tiene un mood dramático bastante bueno. Pero es algo lenta y creo que no se acaban de desarrollar bien los personajes alrededor de los hermanos protagonistas.
i had to fast-forward it several times because i couldn't stand nor the acting neither the direction - just to realize that they've changed the amazing end to some sort of romantic drama crap. the worst adaptation ever. i still don't know how they managed to ruin the book this hard.