Wenders, the worst of the festival-list directors, in the most terrible film in his career. I kind of feel for Michelle Williams here. This film is not bad like other Wenders' films are - this is simply grotesque. There are montage sequences of Williams dancing to bad music on earphones on top of a building - because, you know, her character is "sensitive". Watch it, seriously, and you'll get what I mean.
It's not Wender's best film but it is a look at what happens 2 years after 9/11 when the paranoia of being attacked again runs through the veins of Los Angeles. Michelle Williams gives a great performance, loved watching her in this film. I get what Wenders was trying to say but I think it fell a little flat. Not a bad film but not a great one either.
Nothing has pleased me more than Michelle Williams' move into somewhat more independent dramatic films and this is one where I can say she was one of the highlights. This is a simple and pure and quite affectations film about life post twin-towers. The flaws are perhaps in the bluntness of some of the images and the low-budget draw backs. But Wenders is commendable for doing just what he pleases.