Tuesday, December 02, 2008
I Am So Disappointed!
David Cranmer reading.
Synecdoce, New York is a movie I expected to like. Philip Seymour Hoffman brings something special to every role and playing a barely functional person is his specialty.
I like other work by director-writer, Charlie Kauffman, especially Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
I liked the actresses in it, nice to see such an array of talent, although most of them were forced to look middle-aged for most of the film. Why?
There wasn't an interior or exterior shot that wasn't dreary. I didn't care for the score.
It was such a pretentious mope-fest of a movie that I got almost nothing out of it. It was the sort of movie that, at some point, makes me so angry that I am henceforth impervious to anything good that may come.
Truthfully if we hadn't been at a theater with friends, I would have walked out. The script seemed determined to find nothing but misery in the world, yet to what end. I don't mind depressing movies if I can believe in it, if it feels real. This movie was about movies-- not about life. So its angst seemed feigned, pretend. Enough.
What was the last movie that really disappointed you. What movie were you sure you'd like --then didn't?