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12-16-2007, 08:14 AM
I've been wanting to see this movie for sometime - but when it came out I heard it didn't get too many good reviews, and it kinda dropped of the radar. I bought it yesterday in a pre-Christmas sale - and just watched it this morning. It's seriously amazing - I highly suggest you check it out! :bounce:
12-16-2007, 09:53 AM
I was disappointed if only because I was such a huge fan of his other work. The main character is pretty unlikeable when he isn't dreaming, and the story is fairly bland. But, I watched it mostly for the visuals anyway so it was still pretty good.
12-16-2007, 11:03 AM
I watched it and didn't know what to think about it so I went and read some reviews and opinions about it...
And some of them said that the main character is mentally challenged. Thinking back that would of made a lot of the story make way more sense. I dunno if that is what was intended tho.
12-16-2007, 11:39 AM
I didn't see it that way at all. I'd say it's more a literal depiction of a creative mind mixing reality and fantasy and seeing the World through a fresh pair of eyes. Obviously the World isn't really seen this way, but I'm sure we are all able to grasp the idea that if we imagine hard enough, we can see anything we want.
I also found the character very likeable. I think Gael Garcia Bernal has a natural charm about him - in both this and 'The Motorcycle Diaries' I found him fascinating to watch.
So all good in my eyes. It was all left very ambiguous and with films like this I think it works. It was quite similar to 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' in parts, obviously because of Michel Gondry - but that did it no harm. I just found it full of wit and imagination, and I liked the way that sometimes, it just didn't need to explain itself, it didn't even try to.
I recommend it!
12-17-2007, 08:59 PM
I was disappointed if only because I was such a huge fan of his other work. The main character is pretty unlikeable when he isn't dreaming, and the story is fairly bland. But, I watched it mostly for the visuals anyway so it was still pretty good.Agreed completely. I loved Eternal Sunshine and in that movie, Jim Carrey played a social outcast kind of character, but he was at least likeable.
Bernal, although I think he's an amazing actor and I've loved just about everything else I've seen him in, just was not likeable at all in this movie. There were several scenes when I kept thinking to myself, "you're a jackass, you don't deserve to get the girl at all."
I think I can chalk it up to the lack of Kaufman's presence. Seems to me that he tightened the story of Eternal Sunshine, whereas Science of Sleep was just all over the place and really lacked a good sense of pace.
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