October 14, 2013
Two dimensional characters that are all fatally flawed
Each of the characters in the film are portrayed as superficial, interested in petty things, fail to see value in real human relationships, have little or no boundaries or respect for other people and all this was written by Woody Allen. These are two dimensional characters, not real people by any stretch. The dialogue is one lecture after another with no one ever really listening to anyone else. So, its narcissistic farce a la mode. I did get amused at times, but to call this great character development is a stretch. Likeability wise, not one character was likeable. Cate's role, while well acted, is thoroughly self centered, her husband Alec flaunts the rules and loyalty, her sister is self defeating and flows with anyone who gives her attention, her boyfriend has some character but is dying to be liked at any cost by her and her kids. The list goes on. Loved San Francisco footage!
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