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MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film This Must Be the Place

As much as I admire Sorrentino - he is, by far, Italy's most interesting contemporary directors - this pastiche (The Ozzies, Tim Burton, Robert Smith, Jim Jarmusch etc.) is ALL OVER THE PLACE. The new age-style epiphanies that are supposed to give the film any substance undermine its very meanings. There is too much stuff here, Paolo. I miss the superb minimalism of "The Consequences of Love".Road movie cul-de-sac..