Written January 02, 2011
Excellent direction, worthy of being seen, but the pace requires patience- like watching grass grow.
Written December 27, 2010
Horrible Horrible Horrible Horrible Horrible
Written December 26, 2010
Have to say I was somewhat disappointed by this film. Very little plot--the theme; high-living divorced dad who comes realization that he needs to change his life style to be there for his pre-teen daughter, is not new. And his emotional crisis is not well explained or developed. Sexploitation in the form of not just one, but two pole dancing acts, and numerous other voluptuous women thrown in liberally. The acting was pretty good--in particular the daughter, Cleo's role, played by Elle Fanning, was wonderful. OK if you need a film to go to with your early 20s kids (as I did), but not worth going too far out of the way for...
Written December 28, 2010
Unbearable Boring Typical S.Coppola Timewaste
Written December 25, 2010
Usually I'm not a fan of movies where very little happens - but the acting is so perfect in this film I didn't even notice. Stephen Dorff is showing why I've been a fan for 20 years and Elle Fanning continues to impress. Thoroughly enjoyed this film!