This is an extraordinary film that brilliantly shows how different people are around the world and at the same time shows us how truly alike we all are. We all have problems, we all have stories to tell, and first and foremost we are just trying to succeed in this life. Nobody could tell human stories quite like Jim Jarmusch can.
Ancora una volta Jarmusch rimedia ad una trama esile dedicando estrema attenzione ai personaggi ed alla loro caratterizzazione. Eccezion fatta per il primo, piatto da far schifo, i segmenti in cui è diviso il film sono interessanti e ben rappresentativi dei Paesi che ospitanti, specialmente quello finale nella gelida Helsinki. Con una punta di nazionalismo affermo che i "porca madosca" di Benigni sono imbattibili.
I love this movie for it's creation of a world inside a confined space- though the progression of scenes went from feel good (La, NY, some parts of the Rome one) to Dark night of the soul (You'll see what I mean) over the course of the film and leaves you feeling crushed. In any case- one of the most engaging and beautiful film's of Jarmusch's
Seen at a midnight screening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and in case that's not obnoxiously hipstery enough, we went to a biergarten beforehand. But the circumstance couldn't be better for this lovely (if hit-and-miss) ode to the strange revelations that come out at night or the brief connections in taxi cabs. The movie was riding high in my mind when the Lyft driver spilled his guts to me on the 3 AM ride home.
The five stories vary in quality, consistency, and even necessity (looking at you, Paris). They all seem to be pulling in different directions, trying to say different things, or just not really saying much at all. Maybe something about the misunderstandings of daily life and the clashes between perspectives and worldviews, but is all seems a little too disparate and unfocused to get that across very well.
This has remained one of my fave feel good movies for decades! (ok 2 decades). I'm from Los Angeles and the LA segment is probably my least favourite, but the rest of it is so fun! I can't ever get enough of it. Don't take it too seriously. The vignettes are meant to be a laugh. Enjoy them.