Didn't believe the relationship between Martin (who is stiffer than ever) and Claire Danes' character for a second. We never understand why she's attracted to him and accepts his lousy treatment.Is it the money ? That would contradict with her going out with Schwartzman character. He's clearly too old for her. It's the Woody Allen syndrome. Really dissapointed
Pretty honest (a little painfully so) in its depiction of the relationship between an older (and slightly self-loathing) man and a younger (and slightly self-loathing) woman. The only big problem is that outside of Jason Schwartzman, who is a bit pathetic, nobody is likeable in the least. One finds themselves hating the character's motivations and not really caring about their actions.
I adored the novella, but I didn't feel Danes and Martin projected the chemistry they should have. The film followed the book, relatively, but I feel there should have been more narration to express some of the scenes that were so well written in the book. With that said, I was, however, very impressed with Schwartzman's portrayal of Jeremy.
Tagline: "Relationships don't always fit like a glove." Or Steve Martin's elaborate network of trusses. Or the paper tray on the Lost in Translation Xerox machine. Or a forefinger at the back of my tongue.