A syrupy and unnecessary love story sinks a potentially interesting commentary on America's corporate culture. Not enough cynicism, too many cliches ("I am a good guy"). A sanctimonious and yet impotent, unremarkable cinematic effort that compromises Van Sant's immaculate portfolio..
embora o tema: "riqueza/problemas vs pobreza/felicidade" seja um tema interessante, o filme não foge muito ás regras clássicas, aquelas que são maioritariamente as regras que constituem de um filme de hollywood.
mas para mim, o filme todo resume-se à cena em que a rapariga não aceita o troco.
Lá está, os pormenores.
A well intentioned if slightly idealistic indie tale here that goes beneath the surface of multi-nationalism and corporate greed by focussing on the human wants and motivations and desires of the people on the front-line doing the dirty work. The bristling chemistry between Damon and Carla Bianco is exciting but the film seems to suffer under the weight of it's own ideals. 3 stars
People are giving this film a hard time, but the fact of the matter is that regardless of its stance on environmental issues it very effectively sees its vision through. From the beautiful cinematography, quaint locations, and predictable (yet still charming) romance - this film is enjoyable. As a gentle drama it succeeds, as a political stance perhaps it's a failure, but this is a movie after all.
I've really had a hard time trying to figure out whether i liked this movie or not. Forget the fact that it's directed by GVS, there is so much i liked (McDormand's acting, the general mood, the depiction of rural America, Alice's face) and so much I genuinely didn't (the whole environmental stuff, some flaws in the script, it's predictable and Krasinski is out of character). But, hey, we've all seen worse movies.