Young Adam (dubious title notwithstanding) continues to strike me as one of the most underrated films of our era. I love especially how Ewan McGregor captures a particular brand of callowness that is amply abundant in our world but seldom adequately represented in our cinema. Obviously it should come as no surprise that Swinton and Mullan are amazing. The structure is exquisite, the existential prognosis dire.
An incredibly slow morality drama, held up by two brilliant performances from Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton. But Mackenzie's pace is just too languid for the film to mean much, and David Byrne's score is unfortunately a little disappointing. On the plus (or minus, whichever you prefer) side, you get to see Ewan, Tilda, and Emily Mortimer naked.
Great score by David Byrne. I think their decision to leave out McGregor's narration was a poor one, judging from the few excertps they give as extras on the DVD. It sounded very lyrical and like it would have given us more to latch onto than the sparseness of the film.
Really dull quasi-thriller without the slightest touch of suspense or tension. Strong performances from a great cast, but that's all there really is to recommend - a snail-paced, bland story that fails as a thriller and is too plodding to really work as a character study or anything else either. Nice score by David Byrne, though.