Written September 09, 2012
Basically went for Bradley and Zoe. Should have read some reviews first. Could have passed. Not sure if it is the director, screenwriter or editor but they attempted too much, in such that there was a lack of development of the complete story. Also not sure what was the point of the movie. Interesting concept of a story inside a story inside a story however the last level of the story ( Dennis Quid's story) was shallow at best. IF they would have left it with 2 levels and developed the story lines MORE this could have been a really really good film. Instead it fell completely flat at the end; as if they ran out of budget and just stopped abruptly. Sorry, if not for the actors headlining to draw folks in, this would go directly to DVD, It probably will in a few weeks anyway.
Written October 07, 2015
If you're looking for an adult drama, look no further than this one. They don't get much better. Jeremy Irons turns in a significant career performance here, and team Cooper-Saldana aren't slackers either. Quaid seemed a bit out of place in this cast but he too delivered an effort worthy of notice. All summed together, this film works and works well. And it's refreshing to see Cooper doing something besides gutter comedy. This film's worth its ticket price. See it. You won't be disappointed.
Written March 03, 2015
My rating is between a "No" and an "Oh No". Point blank.... it was terrible. The entire movie is just someone reading a book while the scene plays out on the screen. It's bold-faced boring. Nothing exciting. Nothing you could even say "you saw that coming." There's nothing that ever happens. It's a poor attempt to be this deep movie, but written by a 10 year old kid. AND THEN....???????? The credits roll. WTF did I just watch? I don't even know what else to say. Just promise me you'll spend your money on something/anything else.
Written May 24, 2015
I was so looking forward to this movie but it was just dreadful. The entire story was so boring and introducing the stupid third plot with Dennis Quaid just made it worse. None of the characters are fully developed and the most interesting part of the movie is Bradley Coopers wardrobe. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!
Written May 02, 2016
I thought it was a good movie, although I hated the ending and also could not figure out why the Olivia Wilde character existed. I think this story could have been told in a different way.