Un film sur les bas d'un acteur qui essai. Une volonté très documentaire de D. Martinico pour nous immerger dans le quotidien de Paul Kaplan, et ça fonctionne! Mise en scène intelligente, bon portrait de cette espèce bizarre: les acteurs. Après je ne suis pas sur que tous les spectateurs puissent comprendre l'atelier d'acting que suit Paul, dommage il manque des clés pour comprendre et la fin est nulle, mal maitrisée
This film satisfies the cravings of someone who imagines "what would I do if I was done, just really done". Giving an extended sequence at the end that is just fun to watch. The rest of the film shows an interesting and overlooked acting lifestyle which is interesting. The methodology of the protagonist is also interesting to watch keeping the pace up for the brisk and rather short run time.
Wow - a borderline obsessive compulsive alone in a big city using self-improvement recordings while attempting to score acting jobs and attending gestalt therapy classes finally flips with literally devastating results. Long shots, still camera work and minimal dialogue add to the intensity of our protagonist's decline and implosion. So realistic it is scary.
I liked how they pieced together scenes from acting class, scenes from motivational pep-talk/freeway driving, and scenes from his real life. It flowed well and created a portrait of the character. I liked the ending. The whole thing was well made, though still a little boring to watch. I didn't find it funny!
The alternation of screentests, acting class and real life is as funny as it is painful and therefore fascinating. BUT if you don't know how to end a film, don't make it or at least don't make it last FOREVER and then ruin the end by going OVER over the top.
Although slow at times it does a great job of showing the struggle of acting. You can't always be a star, and this perfectly portrays the often unseen beginnings of an acting career. It's more true to real aspects of life. The main character goes through acting classes, auditions, and simply his life.
This whole film was nothing but a confusing ride along with no payoff whatsoever. A lack of a cohesive storyline and random cuts make the whole movie feel put together with no thought for the final product. It dragged out it’s footage into something that honestly should have taken up only thirty minutes at the most. Even the ending left me unsatisfied as it gave no real conclusion. A most unsatisfying film indeed.
The life of an actor can be a long, tedious journey; filled with disappointment and seemingly endless auditions. Ok, Good follows the cyclical and mundane life of aspiring actor Paul Kaplan. The entire film consists of clips that display his daily routine. We can see tension building until finally Paul has a complete mental break. We experience a glimpse of depression and the plight of aspiring American actors.