The first half is good when Michael Douglas go bonkers on society and has some good satire and black humor. Robert Duvall appear as Hollywood tell us that there is no chance at stopping the system without consequences. Hate the ending would have been a lot more fun and controversial had he gotten away with it.
Un potpourri di scene deliranti e sociologicamente devianti, incollate assieme da piccoli intermezzi di decente qualità recitativa e di regia. Tutto il film è un'intelligente e ben pensata critica agli stereotipi negativi della società americana, dove spiccano alcune scene degne di nota, soprattutto la celeberrima scena della colazione. Azzeccato "Un giorno di ordinaria follia" come titolo nostrano.
The falling down of an man who outbursts throughout a failured degraded marriage and personal story where Michael Douglas proves is badass talent and assumes a role that becomes frustrated towards viable economic men and has reached a point with no return. The perspective here surpasses great cinematographic movies.
One of the best Hollywood films of the nineties - considering Schumacher's other films that's quite surprising. But this one is full of relevant and well-made and brilliantly written scenes. The whammy-burger restaurant scene is a classic. And who expected a Fellini homage in a Joel Schumacher movie? Compare the spectacular opening sequence with 8 1/2 (and Allen's Stardust Memories, if you dare).