1 star for image, 1 star for trying. Wanted to stop from the gratuitous torture / team bonding scene 2/3rds in. Has some deeply sexist undertones in the midst of the overall confusion. Actually, having stuck till the end, forget the star for trying.
dreadful acting in the first 25 minutes (including phone conversations that no one could be on the other end of unless they only said one word, drinks poured and never drunk...). i can live without minutes 26 - ...
Completely forgettable psychological drama that aims for Mamet territory but misses hopelessly. Not helped by a miscast Julia Stiles and a lifeless Stockard Channing performance, this would have worked better as a trashy thriller. It just never comes to life, the central relationship is poorly developed, and the end scene reveals the whole thing as completely pointless. I should have minded my own business.
Not really that much going on... kind of an 'beginning, and then, and then, and then, and then the end' movie.
The unfolding of a series of events that are neither foreseeable or surprising.. but you'll watch it all because its not a bad movie.