Martin Frost the successful novelist, has just published his latest book. He decides to rest his mind alone in a country house. The dawn of his first day, he discovers with amazement an astonishing woman lying next to him…
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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
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.
I quite like the magical nature of some of Paul Auster's books, but this just did not not translate well to film. Baffling without being intriguing, and David Thewlis as love interest just doesn't seem right
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.