|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Deborah Harry, Charlie Rose, Antonio Cupo, Michelle Harrison, Sonja Bennett|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Mar 2009|
Most helpful review
shame about the last 15 minutes...By Erika (23 reviews) from London , 13 Aug 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]very close to perfection. i thought i was watching a new favourite of mine, but then the last chapter came and i felt so disappointed... great performances by Kingsley, Hopper and Clarkson, amazing cinematography, great direction, but the last part concerning Consuela and Kepesh was absolutely unecessary. It made the film too long, the ending cliched and obvious. Also, is it just me or was Cruz a little bit old for the part? But don't be put off by this. 80% of the film is simply sublime!
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Interesting but not totally satisfyingBy yesterdayman (44 reviews) , 13 Jul 2013Interesting and thought provoking without any clear conclusion, although I think the ending helps in clearing some of the fog. I found the film a little pretentious and also couldn't really believe in the relationship between Ben Kingsley and Penelope Cruz,there didn't seem to be the right chemistry and ultimately if you cannot believe in their relationship then all the agonnising seems a little over the top
Sensitive portrayal of love between an older man and younger womanBy Yogababe (2 reviews) , 27 Nov 2012The pace is slow, but the acting superb. The film starts out as an older man attracted to a younger woman - all a bit of a cliche- but ends with a sensitive and touching finale that is very thought provoking
art imitates lifeBy Pentax_Man (4 reviews) from Bexley , 20 Oct 2012not usual hollywood drivel, bittersweet intelligent portrayal of one of the themes of life. Ben Kingsley's art imitates life (his 30 year junior wife). Whats not to like about Penelope Cruz's breasts?
Still shaking my head, can't make up my mind.By a customer , 22 Aug 2012This is a bit weird------he was a bit weird.
Didn't think much of the ending, left you hanging on, that's my opinion on this movie.
elegy, to application with a trowel.By a customer , 18 May 2012lordy me, the laid-on thick, heavy-handed, am-dram rhubarb of what could have been an interesting, deep and thought-provoking study of life & love was painful to watch.
-my advice; don't bother.