A well-crafted film that presents the story in an unconventional way: there's experimentation with the narrative, presenting the plot through several artistic metaphors (i.e. the first sequence with the light cables). The performances are funny, and deserving of praise. The story offers an uncomplicated solution with utopian balance. Not necessarily credible, but enough for the characters and their need for love.
A welcome surprise to have enjoyed this as much as I did. Tremendous directing, beautiful cinematography & an intriguing story that unfolds at perfect pace. Tykwer helps us ask questions about human relationships and discover them in a new light.
The usual motifs of synchronicity, chance, and free will vs. fate reach a new level of maturity and subtlety for Tykwer, but the real meat of this story is not delivered. How harmonious can "three" really be? Although what's given is enjoyable, I wish we could have been given more.
Filme sind halt keine Mathematik, eins plus zwei ergibt nicht unbedingt drei. In diesem Fall ist "Drei" sogar gleich null, ein Nichts, eine Versuchsanordnung ohne Inhalt, ohne Ergebnis. Ich bin noch nie ein Tykwer-Fan gewesen, aber jetzt überlege ich es mir vorher bestimmt dreimal, nochmals einen seiner Filme im Kino anzuschauen.
It wouldn't be Tykwer if the technical elements weren't a hair over-the-top, but the balance of an interesting, well-acted narrative and Tykwer's proclivities is strong in this film compared to many of his others.
Tykwer tastes of a bestseller you buy at airports, consisting solely of dialogues of a coolness level mental age of 16 +under. With an actress who would be great in the role of a medieval old maid, here the Berliner "casualness" comes off awfully infantile. "I don't like it when you're sick, babyyy" :( (moan, moan) Never hated a Hermann Hesse poem, but under this circumstances it was inevitable.