A splendid comedy, funny and moving in the best ways. Impeccably acted by the entire cast, even by Michael Douglas who turns in what is undoubtedly his finest work here.
As bizarrely underrated as the same director's L.A. CONFIDENTIAL is overrated.
A beautifully nuanced film filled with little moments of pure brilliance, the kind that only special writers can capture...Chabon is one of those writers and Steve Kloves did one hell of a job translating his lyricism.
This film has a beautiful atmosphere and contains that rarest of things - performances from Katie Holmes and Tobey Maguire that don't make you sick. Michael Douglas embodies the character while Downey Jr. and Frances McDormand add easy charm and class to proceedings. An off the wall comedy played without cynicism or winking at the camera. Its a confident, subtle film that makes something difficult look easy.
Favorite heart-warming film of all time. This movie got bad hype because of its original poster showing a doe-eyed Michael Douglas and nothing else but has since gotten the credit it deserves for its subtly quirky and light-hearted characters and their shenanigans. I won't even say a thing about the plot except that you should just watch it and fall in love as I have.