Written July 30, 2015
This was a pleasant surprise as the story is literally read by an author to a full audience. It starts about mid-way through then goes back to fill you in on the history of the struggling young writer then of the unknown author. It the age old story of right and wrong but takes it a step further by letting the moviegoer wonder what happens. I did think it was going to be a little more suspenseful but the movie is more cerebral than your typical suspense/drama. The actors all did a great job in making each character believable, especially Jeremy Irons who deserves more credit than he gets. Bradley Cooper is shedding the "Phil" persona we have come to know over the years. If you keep in mind the movie is a book about a book, and it has a deeper meaning than just plagarism, you'll like this movie
Written January 31, 2015
Finally a good movie! Hope you don't have someone who likes to talk sitting around you because you have to listen. It leaves you thinking about long after it's over. Would like to see it again!
Written March 29, 2015
The preview and overview made it sound like so much more. Marquee actors in a poor movie. 90 minutes I will never get back.
Previews almost made it appear as a time traveling majestic mystery. Nothing of the such, a spineless main character gets lead into making a mistake - and we wrap a movie around it.
Written July 08, 2015
Great concept - story within a story within a story. Poorly executed by Bradley Cooper. Jeremy Irons is awesome as usual but can't carry the film. Wait for the DVD and watch it if you don't have any other options.
Written July 31, 2015
I read the critics reviews and only conclusion is that they all connected with the angst of the writer character. I did not find confusing and connected the three stories within a few minutes of the movie. Well written, very well acted, Park scene with Irons and Bradley Cooper was wonderful. I wonder if people couldn't identify with the integrity angst of the film. With so many charting at school and unfazed by it, perhaps viewers and critics non plussed. Zoe went beyond my expectations for her range.