A good hearted comedy about an eccentric old artist in search of his true creative vision. Its got a lot of good laughs, and Guinness is completely believable as a painter who lives in incantation with the subjects that inspire his art. Maybe some aspects of it prevent it from being truly timeless, but it is still a fairly sharp viewing that elegantly fuses the two essential elements of comedy; misery and humor.
I could not have been more surprised at how outrageously hilarious, inexplicably insane, and heartbreakingly poignant this film was. It's rare anymore that a film immediately becomes an all time favorite but this truly is one. Guinness is perfect and his script (Guinness wrote the script!!) is an absolute knockout. Please watch this immediately!