Welcome to RC film reviews page. RC has written 15 reviews and rated 16 films.
The plot sounds quite moving on paper but isn’t executed very well. Aside from the main theme there is too much indulgent piano playing that non musicians will be bored by.
Annoying scenes towards the end where Emma Thompson needlessly walks home in the rain late at night despite being an absolute millionaire and constantly being in taxis the rest of the film. She arrives home with her wet hair all over her face and doesn’t brush it out of her face. So annoying. Nobody would do this In real life.
Far too many shots of central London which makes it feel like it’s a film made for Americans.
Inconsistency with the husband - or possibly over my head what was going on here.
Very disappointing. Did not get emotional watching this despite the subject matter. Relieved when it finished.
An unpleasant film. Hard to watch, I did fast forward some of the bits especially the ear bit.
I’m not sure what there is to like. It’s quite chilly, a hard watch and very harrowing. Not one to see twice. I think most people could do without seeing this, it’s not really thought provoking, or interesting or breaking new ground. And no suprises.
A bit too long and drawn out. Could have been slimmed down.
I don't really get what people liked about the film. It thinks it is funny but it isn't and even although Matt Damon does improve the film, it still was completely bland to me. I couldn't get it. People keep saying this film "sounds like it would be rubbish, but it's actually good" except it isn't.
I couldn't make it to the end. It felt like people just walking around looking at stuff and looking at each other. And almost a bit intrusive into the main boys life. Other people mentioned above the film feels like it is very pleased with itself for no real reason. I do agree. Glad to turn it off.
The film has some major errors that make it hard to engage with. The film makers obviously wanted to include the city of London, but it doesn't really work. The locations seemed chosen first with the story planed later. Matt goes from Heathrow to Bank to meet his sister which doesn't make much sense when she could easily meet him at the airport.
They go to what looks like an evening game but the entire day is light.
Too many more to include.
I can't recommend this film. The acting is poor and it doesn't really go together. Disappointing.
A film that is thought provoking and uncomfortable and unflinching. Not one I would want to own and revisit but definately feel it gives a lot to think about. I would recommend. I imagine it's one that you "enjoy" more at home rather than the cinema. It makes you feel a lot and a lot of people don't seem to appreciate that but it has hallmarks of greatness for me. fantastic acting and heartfelt performances.
A strange film that doesn't make a lot of sense. A bit like a cross between murder she wrote and kill bill with strange cult/sex flashback scenes. But somehow with so much nudity is still quite bland and boring. Hard to invest or care what happens. Not recommended.
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