paul giamatti truly portrays the essence of a hopeless romantic, a fighter for love. Barney's your average Joe, trying to make an enterprise of his own, but he's dead inside. His existence is only complete with the presence of Miriam. How could he let his existence to be defined by his other half? i guess that's what happen when you dont have a life of your own, your own work of art.
Bittersweet. Dunno why, but some parts reminded me of Synecdoche, New York (best film of the decade 2000-2010). I have not read the original novel, which, I'm told, is more original and engaging than the movie. Nevertheless, Giamatti is sublime
The tale of the very flawed, very human Barney Panofsky and the very flawed, very human people in his life. Barney undervalues himself and everything he does and seems perpetually afraid of being caught living a life he doesn't seem to feel he earned or deserves. As a result of his fear he breaks what he most values in his life.
Astonishingly credible characters mostly doing the best they can in their lives.
I am really struggling to find anything redeeming in this mess. It does not qualify that some mediocre acting is way above most of the rest, or that some storylines were adapted out relentlessly however significant they were in the book because it's not a book. Or that they accordingly actually went to the trouble of dropping a ball from a hydroplane to "show not tell" (redundantly, because they also told).
Paul Abimizin yine bir döktürdüğü film daha. Filmin tatlı tatlı güldürürken sonlara doğru dram ağırlıklı olması ve bunun da tadında bırakılması gayet güzeldi. Barney'in düştüğü duruma düşmek en çok korktuğum şeylerden birisi...
It's all over the place but what life story isn't? Paul Giamatti is in top form and Rosamund Pike - seriously what does the woman have to do to get some awards attention - splendid as one of his put upon wives. The entire cast is good and despite an unnecessary ending the film leaves a contented feeling at its conclusion. Good without being great.
I haven't read the novel this is based on, but I'm sure the story is a lot more cohesive and in depth than this movie. This film moves at a very uncomfortable pace, and has very little to no insight into the characters. Paul Giamatti is great as always, though.