The creepy setup of Mr. Beatty bedding Miss Collins should be vile but the execution is full of humor and feels like someone using confessional filmmaking and their sum total of life experience to entertain and move us.
A movie fifteen years in the making that will unfortunately be seen by very few and fully enjoyed by far less, myself included. Clearly a personal film for Warren Beatty about legacy, with solid performances all around, but feels like a scattershot collage of scenes that are oddly paced - either too fast or too slow - and feel like Woody Allen-style vignettes without wit or purpose. Did enjoy Alden Ehrenreich, though
I'm definitely the intended audience for this movie. It's the kind of semi-sweet movie they used to make, complete with a Hollywood ending. Having Beatty is the obvious choice, because there's an awful lot that he understands about that time and that state of mind.
DCP. In fact, rules apply and even quite, especially at the level of cinematography, with the usual saturation in this kind of period films, especially in brown's range. But there's something from the great "Bulworth" at the level of a quick and self-conscious editing parody and in the protagonist's portrait, an irony about the persona of his actor, as in the previous film, but here much more close. Furthermore...
There is an absolute charm to this mess of a film that overcomes all its' foibles even including the eccentric turn by Mr. Beatty himself. The disjointed editing and shifts in tone are overshadowed by two young performers whose love story is so endearing and universal. Lily Collins and Aiden Ehrenreich are both incredible here surrounded by a solid cast of Beatty's cronies. It's no embarrassment but no swan song.
While it's no Aviator it is still pretty damn entertaining and it also features one of the greatest casts ever assembled. It is nice to see Warren Beatty aging gracefully and it is nice to know that the man has still got it. Although I feel like Leonardo DiCaprio would have been better suited to play Howard Hughes to continue what he started in Aviator but Beatty did a pretty good job.
Bellissima fotografia e colonna sonora perfetta. I personaggi di Marla e Frank sono ben scritti e i due attori lavorano bene assieme. Gli anni '50 e '60 sono sempre i più belli da vedere in un film. Peccato serva anche una buona sceneggiatura per rendere il film valido e questa presenta molte parte frettolose e confusionarie. Ci sono un sacco di ottimi dialoghi, ma sembrano scritti singolarmente e non per l'insieme.
i surprisingly liked this but DEF NEEDS MORE ALDEN. i need more scenes of him kissing women so i can project myself into the female characters and pretend they're me, even tho i'm objectively uglier and obviously unworthy of his time! you gotta do what you gotta do to kill your need for romance