****1/2 Would make a very apt double (or triple) feature with either or both of two films with salient overlaps: FEMALE TROUBLE (montage and stasis sharply cultivated to buoy the films' brilliantly comedic-declamatory natures) and CAROL (blown-up super 16 paradoxically(?) "grit"less, instead adding immeasurable elegance, texture, distance, and melancholy to its composed, alluring, fraught urban past).
un film che fa dei propri difetti il proprio punto di forza. L'andamento piano e stralunato unito all'improbabilità dell'assunto (i turbamenti amorosi dei giovani borghesi ricchi newyorkesi) funzionano e creano un amalgama sufficientemente ironico e scanzonato da prendere, facendo perdonare anche gli inevitabili giri a vuoto della parte finale (quando esce di scena anche il personaggio più interessante del gruppo)
Anyone who thinks that Stillman's movies are just a more pretentious version of one of his own characters doesn't really know how to deal with fiction. This movie is often startlingly intelligent about the world it's presenting. And even better, it's hilarious: "The Surrealists were just a bunch of social climbers."
This is a solid film with good dialogue and structure but it loses a star because of the dumbass lead. I grow tired of the blind lead who can't see all the great things in front of him until it's too late. That sweet girl loved him but he was too stupid to realize it. To me the shit is getting old.