Written September 17, 2014
Here's the good news - Jeremy Irons is absolutely fantastic in this movie! Now for the bad news: Bradley Cooper is completely disingenuous in portraying a totured sole of an author, looking for success. Olivia Wilde's role is non-sensical as the writing is so poor that her delivery of lines is at best laughable. The dove-tailing of triple story lines taking place between fictional characters Cooper, Irons and real life portrayed by Dennis Quaid is interesting up until the last 10 minutes of the movie. I think the screenplay that was written and what was presented lost something considerably in translation and presentation. It is a mess at the end and leaves the viewer really wondering exactly why they just sat through this movie. The movie concept was excellent - execution was anything but stellar. If you want to see a possible oscar-nominated performance by Jeremy Irons, then go. But if this movie, is your primary choice of the night, think again - make it your last choice.
Written December 29, 2014
This move was a total waste of about 2 hours of my life. I wanted to go ask for my money back. It starts off pretty slow and then it never picks up. And then before you know it the movie just dies and it’s over. If you like really vague pointless movies then it is perfect for you. Otherwise take my advice don't waste your time.
Written January 26, 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 December 25, 2014
Hubby and I enjoyed the movie. Good story line and not predictable. I would have changed the ending - although we talked it through and decided on a better ending. Other people leaving the theater where talking about the ending too - so it wasn't that we missed something.
I would tell my friends to see it.
Written July 31, 2014
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.