Monday, January 21, 2008

Cassandra's Dream Review

This was the rare movie that actually manages to improve as it goes on. From a basically awful first two thirds comes a fairly moving last act. I really like both Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor, but something went wrong here both of their performances (up until the moment of the murder in all the trailers) are really horrendous and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the delivery, maybe it's Allen's direction and maybe it's simply the screenplay: but it doesn't work. Farrell's last act meltdown is by far the most effective work here and I look forward to his upcoming In Bruges. Tom Wilkinson must need implants after all the scenery he chewed. I really havent liked Woody Allen's work all that much and this did nothing to change that. (Side note: whoever cut the trailer for this deserves an award...he/she made it look like a really good movie)

Overall Score: 4/10

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