Thursday, 31 January 2008
The Good, The Bad and the Cinematic: The Good Night
It's rare you'll find a first-time director with a cast as good as this. Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Penelope Cruz, Danny DeVito and Gwyneth Paltrow. In fact, I have a strong feeling that it's solely down to the last cast member that the rest are there - she is, after all, the director's sister. It's a shame, really, that the cast are all horrendously bad choices for the roles they play. They are good actors, of that there is no doubt, but none of the roles fit any of them at all. And the film tries too hard to be the next Eternal Sunshine... it isn't. And my, I just can't be arsed with it all. It was just such a tiring film, so little to offer and only the occasional laughs. Meh.