I appreciate tackling the difficult topic, consistently venturing into the dark corners of what life can be. The way the story is told feels a bit forced, eventually becoming quite cumbersome. As a result of the unnecessarily mixed timeline and the way the characters are portrayed, I found it unconvincing how these two fragile people could connect and understand each other's lonely pain, which is a crucial part here.
Inspiring search for beauty against pain. Almost unbareable suffering that elicits deep humanity. Only a weak, desperate, but absolutely empathetic shift deviates the story from suicide. The philosphical core is existentialist, maybe near Viktor Frankl´s theory of suffering and meaning of life. I did not like the title, prime numbers are not really in solitude according to the fundamental theorem of arithmetic.
One of my favourites books I have ever read. Unique and like a prime number. Sadly like it happens with beloved books that became movies, I had something different (not totally different) in my mind and even the precise performance of ehat was written in the book, something was missing - somethig.
La complexe relation affective entre Alice, une jeune fille handicapée d'une jambe et Mattia, un garçon surdoué, deux êtres fragiles et perturbés, profondément déchirés et prisonniers d'une douloureuse solitude dont ils vont tentés de sortir, pour se re(trouver) Intrigant ! www.cinefiches.com
Impacta por la forma cruda en que muestra el dolor de los protagonistas, sin cuestionar, sin juzgar, sin ir más allá. Si ese dolor lo sientes y lo crees como verdad mientras ves la película, es claro signo de un buen trabajo cinematográfico. Lo sentí y por eso me gustó la experiencia.
By no means perfect, the storytelling and especially the soundtrack are almost irritating. However characters feel very real, the performances are great from both the young and older cast, that can't be denied. Also Isabella Rossellini acting in Italian, always a treat.
2.5 The movie is bad, but the book is even worse. However, I found intriguing the director's approach to take a cheesy bestseller and spin the story in a "Pulp fiction" manner. For those reading the book first, it will be a peculiar experience. "Wasn't that the opening sequence in the book? Why is it in the middle of the movie?" Maybe that was the whole point: any bestseller is in the end pulp fiction.