This film feels like you're talking to a random old man while waiting for your latte in the coffee shop and it's interesting at first until they start telling you some really personal things and their young adult daughter not visiting him anymore, and you kinda wanna dip but don't wanna be rude so you just keep nodding even though you dissociated mid-conversation.
A well conceived Slaughterhouse-Five kind of plot, with the main character going back and forth in time and jumping into and from many lives. A multiverse that unfolds itself in a lovely way, resorting to string theory and the idea that every choice you could ever make does exist separately as an alternate reality. A story that almost gets spoiled with the same acurate talent as the Life of Pi did right in the end.
It looks like a tv commercial from the beginning to the end, appart from that, the screenplay can be sumed up in "all the possibilities in a man's life", there was already a film like that with Gwyneth Paltrow but the screenplay looked more inventive. Some actors save the film, such as the always great Sarah Polley.
Pretension: The Movie I admired the use of multiple film techniques, if only it wasn't in service of a limp handjob. The female characters can be boiled down to bitch mom, one true love, the psychotic one, and the one of convenience. The director's views on love are juvenile at best, infantile at worst. Overly used pre-recorded music, etc, fuck what a shit show!