A pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast relocate to Los Angeles. Freshly minted from Harvard, Sam and Alex, need some lodging while they hunt for a home. Jane, Sam’s estranged, Age-of-Aquarius mom, is more than willing to put the couple up in her lavish digs.
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A good drama about different persons tied by relations in love but are not free of her desires and attractions to others. In fact what goes even better here is that they all have different views of the way of living. But passions arrive when they are struggling to resist... everyone in different levels. Great realization and very good cast and performances. Love this!
Doesn't make sense!!! Also, the cast is too old and young for the characters. I found performances non-engaging and visual storytelling non-existance. You can turn the monitor off and get all the story by just listening to it. Perhaps you will get a better result by imaging it that watch it.
Cholodenko's diverting film starts brightly, loses its way, then finds it again in a well-handled conclusion. Though smartly written as a whole, the work's dependence on Alessandro Nivola's cliched rock musician is tiresome (through no fault of the actor) and less imaginative than the rest of the picture. Bale's and McElhone's performances are nice though and McDormand gives an amusingly McDormandy turn.
This film ultimately makes you feel natural and relaxed with your own awkwardness, through the awkwardness and screw-ups of its characters. All that nuanced beautifully by an atmospheric scenery and excellent music set-up.
Always happy watching Christian Bale.
Not a particularly deep exploration of these characters but an easy watch, and nice comment on the chaos of life choices, "it doesn't matter whose right or wrong, I made mistakes, a lot of them...".