Weird, awkward, low budget, but has something to it which would make me watch again. Especially after reading about Greek muses and the philosophy of Berkley and Hume. Is Camus importart, too? Definitely a two-stars, but a two-stars worth watching...
Paul Auster's characteristic meta-fictional wit doesn't translate in this film about a writer meeting his muse, primarily because of the awfully self-conscious, melodramatic performances and the tepid, unconvincing relationship at the centre of it all.
An amateurs' flop. Paul Austin is not a bad writer but needs to make many more films until he finds his voice or style. Not a bad premise and could have been executed with elegance, subtlety and inventiveness. The fast moving plot is vacuous,; dialogs and narrations are false, Iris Jacobs' performance - immensely irritating.. Time waisted
What a bizarre film, this definitely should have stayed as a novel. The imagery is far too elaborate for film, it missed the subtlety that allegorical films should have. My only motive behind watching this film was too see David Thewlis and Irene Jacob. Thewlis as always was great, however I couldn't buy into Irene Jacob's performance at all.
This is one of the most generous pieces of cinema I've seen in a while. Generous because it allows you, the viewer, to experience what the characters experience. Wonderful economy and ballsy delivery in a premise where the story can drag along mercilessly to drive home a theme that you think is delivered until one more layer is added. Above all, you'll enjoy it, you'll smile and connect with it on your own terms.
Cool concept but it felt as if the narrative was made up as it went along. The protagonist was badly casted, and the boiler repair guy was all wrong. It had potential, but it felt like it was trying too hard to be confusing or original, when in fact it was quite obvious.