Written October 28, 2014
My husband and I really enjoyed this movie! It kept us interested the entire movie and was very thought provoking. The actors did a great job and it's one of those movies that keeps you guessing and involves views of the past and present.
Written January 28, 2015
I went to this movie because I had nothing else to do on a Sunday. Wow...I was pleasantly surprised. The movie had me riveted from start to finish. I wanted to know more about the characters at every turn! Excellent story telling.
Written September 30, 2014
I really liked the main story and Bradley Cooper, playing the conflicted protagonist was great as usual. I could have done without the surrounding story where younger woman tries to seduce older author.
Written September 15, 2012
I thought I was going to watch a movie for adults; instead, I watched a movie that looked and sounded like a precocious high-schooler's project. Poor choice of actors, poor dialogue (trot out every over wrought cliche possible), and dreadful acting. Irons? What a ham. Cooper? Does he really think staring into space is acting? Zoe? Did she ever leave that apartment? Quaid? Dear heaven, man, you need to thank the Lord for television! Wilde? Mouthing vulgarities and about as convincing as a goldfish. The plot is sooo arty...who is the real writer, is the old man made up, how much is truth, how much fiction, what is a blend of all of these, what are pipe dreams? In the hands of more skilled writers, actors, and directors, this might have been interesting. As it is, you might be able to tell I was really disappointed.
Written September 09, 2012
An interesting move to watch at home, if you have nothing else to do. Not worth the $$s in the theater. Too bad, I really wanted it to work. Someone I was with ... who is a BIG movie fan, said when it abruptly ends... "that's it". Read the Variety review if you want more info. -