I didn't feel it was a feature film at all, I found myself skipping the majority of it. I did find the interlude typing quite interesting though as it helped tell some of the story. I did think it went on or way too long however, but the performance of all the cast, except maybe for lilly cole, was extroadinary. I felt like Cole's performance was that of an undergraduate drama students on her final peice.
Did anyone notice this is the same movie whose script we see Sally Potter trying to write in Lesson Two of "The Tango Lesson" (1997)... She then abandons the writing of "Rage" and takes up Tango in the film (going from "Rage" to "Pleasure"... interesting)... Anyhow, it just goes to show for how long an idea can nest inside an auteur's / artist's head before it sees the light of day. It's an inspiring thought.
There have been a flood of fashion films emerging recently - if you can call them that- and the ones I find the most compelling are those that have an element of reality about them. The September Issue, for example, I found surprisingly interesting. Rage takes on a slightly different format, being acted reality, but in this feigned reality, I think the industry as it is, is actually quite accurately portrayed.