I liked all three movies I watched only once during the week but Al Pacino's character is always entertaining. The second movie with Liam Nesson was like an mistery always very entertaining. Now the third movie with Jack Nicholson was very entertaining he is an crazed promoter who seem on edged of falling apart.
Based on Cassavetes pere script, this Cassavetes fils meditation on love and madness is a truly curioisity item, lacking the master's profound ideas and rich subtext; 20 years ago, it would have starred Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara and Peter Falk.
As a woman under the influence of everyone but herself, Pippa often feels lost when she's on her own - a blank slate with no one holding a chalk - Robin Wright Penn allows us to get to know a character who still doesn't really know herself.
While the rambling storyline and extended time-frame betrays the script's novelistic roots, soulful performances from Farrell, Sissy Spacek and newcomer Dallas Roberts make this a rich and emotionally rewarding experience.
It contains such a gripping performance by Robin Wright Penn that it succeeds, in a way, despite itself. To see great work is a reason to see an imperfect movie, and to observe how the movie loses its way may be useful even if it's frustrating.
I got this for Forever Young and Message in a Bottle. If you're a romantic at heart, you'll love Forever Young. If you can relate to an introvert living with grief and guilt, you'll like Message in a Bottle.