2h d'ennui, 4 stars monumentales, 1 belle arnaque. == 1 star for CAINE,another for KEITEL, who have a few good lines to say. Unfortunately the rest of it are pompous clichés as big as the Swiss mountains where this international production was beautifully shot. If you add eternally gorgeous FONDA & MARADONA, you have a boring, endless movie, cleverly unavoidable due to the presence of these cinema living legends.
A masterful reflection on aging, regrets, artistic struggles and the freedom of youth. It is both pretty funny and immensely poignant. Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel both delivers one of the best performances of their amazing careers. Paolo Sorrentino's direction is assured and his writing is sharp and full of quotable lines. An overlooked masterpiece that maybe should have won the Palme d'Or in 2015.
I mean... it has almost nothing interesting to say but it's so damn gorgeous and filled with wonderful moments. It works as stunning background noise/image that you can casually look at and sink into. Also, it could work as a fairly wonderful double bill with Mr. Lonely, right?
This pile of rubbish won several "prizes for the pretentious". It could do with the attention of a good pair of shears to leave at least an hour on the cutting-room floor. To be fair, the photography is nice and Michael Caine does his old duffer routine well. Jane Fonda looks like a dog. Star of the show though is the morbidly obese Diego Maradona who looks like Michelin Man on a bad day. Worth seeing for that alone.
If you leave out all the important scenes in this film and just leave the music videos this would be like a virtual video game reality type experience but the problem is Sorrentino thinks he is a writer as well as a director. Leave out the dialogue and keep the really pretend elements & this is a great film. I would tentatively hestitangly & inexplicably like to compare it to Fellinni but i am a god-fearing man.