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February 19, 2006

Eros - 2

This is close to the worst film I've ever seen. The idea isn't bad, but the execution is horrible. This film has three stories each told be different directors. Wong Kar Wai tells a love story of a tailor and his client, set in 1960's Korea (much like his other films, In the Mood for Love and 2046). His name will become more familiar to a US audience when he makes his film with Nicole Kidman, it may come out in 2007. It is the best of the three but very sub par. The second short is by Steven Soderberg (of Erin Brokovich, Traffic and Ocean's 11 fame). This story star's Robert Downey Jr. and Alan Arkin in a sort of color/black and white, dream/real-life scenario that makes very little sense, sort of funny but that's about it. The third short, written and directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, is so bad that just randomly guessing what is going to happen next is more accurate than trying to see the flow of the story. It is also filled with some of the most absurd cliche's (A woman has walked through some mud and starts ranting about how it symbolizes the "chaos" of their relationship). Maybe it is doing that on purpose. My question is why would anyone want to do that? Save yourself two hours and skip this, or for more fun tell someone you don't like that this is a must rent/buy.

1 comment:

Jason said...

That's a shame, considering the talent involved. I guess even good filmmakers can make clunkers.