A beautiful examination of the struggles of the creative process, the desire to make something great, and the pain involved in translating life to art. The presentation is fantastic, as the story unfolds slowly and thoughtfully but never feels like it drags, and ultimately opens up to have deeper relevance.
Why some films fail to find an audience is just one of those mysteries. Romantic dreck like 'The Vow' or 'The Notebook' can be monster hits but smaller films like this or 'Salt of the Sea' just disappear or fade away. A three tier script that is brought to life by strong performances by Cooper, Saldana and especially Ben Barnes. Quaid/Wilde dynamic fails but other two tiers quite strong. Score a little overbearing.
Although predictable, uninspiring, and aggravatingly tame it still possessed enough story to keep me engaged. A story about a man telling a story about a man who plagiarized a story about a man - does that sound intriguing to you? The premise is far more complicated than any moment throughout the entirely film. At least Jeremy Irons was okay.
to americans writing novels or writing poetry is a very serious thing. Unlucky, all the good intentions fall in a serie of cliches. But the film is nice. I'd like to see the same story with italian writers. Probably no one with the sense of guiltness of the poor Rory Jensen!