i almost want to give this 5 stars. This is joyful and fetishized in all the right ways. A serious film, light and magic. Paul Dano and Kevin Kline are totally alive, lost in themselves and an offering to chaos. Beautifully shot. A period piece without even trying.
Great to see Kevin Kline with a meaty part again. Berman and Pulcini back in form though not up to american splendor of course. Still haven't forgiven them for the god awful nanny diaries though. Paul Dano interesting foil and cute in his lingerie to boot. Not deep but fun.
Not nearly as good as the novel. I shouldn't have read it before seeing the film - but oh well. Glad to see Jonathan Ames worked on the screenplay. Paul Dano and Kevin Kline are wonderful together. They are the true embodiments of Louis and Henry.
The voice over feels very out of place, especially since it is dropped quickly. The whole film has a Wonder Boys feel (even has Katie Holmes reprise her plot purpose), but falls short of being as compelling. If you have not seen Wonder Boys, watch that instead.