had some decent moments in a sea of wtf is this. and not in an intriguing way. i think the plot/tone/dialogue/acting is very confused, all over the place. lacks some sort of guiding principle to tie the elements together.. and the actress who plays hannah is just Not Good. the visuals and concept are nice enough.
In this one, the set design kept getting in the way of the story. I kept thinking about how they made the various pieces. I kept thinking about Kafka, and Magritte, and the other influences. Jesse just doesn't have the range to portray confidence. He didn't seem like another person.
Jesse Eisenberg digs into the most intriguing performance of his career in this mordantly funny and mysterious film based upon Dostoevsky. It's actually much closer in tone to Kafka. Atmospheric and moody gaze at alienation and loneliness. Mia Wasikowska is the heart and soul of this tale, also my favorite performance from her (thus far.)
Part comedy, part thriller, I was never bored. The style of this film is so pronounced you can almost taste it, but it really works to establish the tone/the nature of the world the movie is set in. With this and Submarine, Ayoade is really proving himself to be a formidable director. I look forward to some of his future projects!
Richard Ayoade adaptiert Dostojewski. Ein totaler Verlierer findet heraus, dass er einen Doppelgänger hat, der ihm bis ins letzte Detail gleicht. Aber: Sein Doppel ist aggressiv erfolgreich und sehr charmant. Ayode entwirft daraus eine Welt, die einem Albtraum gleicht...