Written December 29, 2013
Somewhere along the line I've misplaced my effeteness. Kind of reminds me of "Who is Harry Kellerman, and...." The critics loved that one, too. "If the Coen Bros. make a movie, it must good or else we're just missing something, and we critics dare not show our un-hipness!" Somebody got took. This movie is the epitome of boring, self indulgent '60's crap.
Written December 24, 2013
But if you love the Coens and particularly if you ever had a fantasy about being in Greenwich Village in the early sixties, this is pure heaven. Amazing performance from Oscar Isaac, peerless art direction and a heartbreakingly sad (but oddly, not depressing) story. Loved it!
Written December 26, 2014
Enjoyable entertainment. Worth seeing. Music was excellent. A slice of life in the early 60's in the Village about a young man who has lost his musical partner and stubbornly presses on by himself. I would recommend the picture.
Written May 24, 2015
This film does not live up to the hype. The cat is the best part of the movie. The main character is a loser. Not likeable at all. He is doomed to fail at anything he attempts to do with his life.
The birds the word.
Written December 27, 2013
I found that despite great expectations, and very strong acting, the story lacked any arc....i couldnt conceive of any true beginning, middle or end...just the glum persistence of the main characters life...by the end, i really didnt care. To be honest, I couldnt believe it was over...my friend and i looked at each other and said -- that's it? that qualifies as a movie?