The only issue I have with this film purchase is that it had no English subtitles and I am hard of hearing so I had to turn it way up to understand and still missed some of what was said. The only way I could get this film was to site to store it but it was a mess as usual when I have to do that. They were late, I was supposed to be able to get it on a Monday but got it on a Wednesday. Then the day I picked it up I got an e-mail that night saying my order had been delayed and would arrive Friday but it was Wednesday and I had already watched it so they see, to never be organized and know what is going on and it gets frustrating. I have only used site to store about three times in my life and it is frustrating and messed up every time.
Ed Lachman's cinematography is letter perfect as always in its handling of light and color (assisted here by Barbara Ling's flashy production design), but it's a pity to see it wasted on such claptrap.
I can only imagine how much this movie parallels Robert Downey Jrs. real life...I first saw this movie during the 80s when it was new. I thought it was excellent and a breakthrough for RDJ. I am happy to recommend it, as I am White Palace with James Spader, both breakthrough roles in my opinion. I am glad the RDJ has maintained himself recently and am always in awe of his acting skills.