I Love Your Work Reviews
The first time I saw simply the end of it, and it awed me...that I recommended it to Dij but hadn't seen the film in its entirety to earlier today.
In this movie we learn of an actor, Gray Evans [Ribsi], who is married to actress, Mia Lang [Potente] and their marriage is suffering terribly. On top of this he finds that he is slowly losing his grips upon reality and the entire story becomes his entire paranoid obsession with a young film student, John Eckhart [Jackson]. This young character seems to remind him of himself before he caught the famous bug and became a completely different person.
Various things occur where he tries to mend his relationship with Mia, or when he tries to portray their relationship to the public as completely normal whilst the tabloids proclaim them being 'stormy and tempestuous'. There are some parts in this film that get extremely confusing as it shows how easily his dreams become lucid and although he thinks they are real they just devour him completely.
The finale, which I'm not going to share is quite something indeed. An ironic metaphor in itself.
What drew me to this film was the dark premise of the story, Franka Potente [who is one of my favourite actresses] and Ribsi, of course.
This movie simply shows that Ribsi is quite believable in playing yet another role where one is masquerading as 'normal' person whilst facing turmoils within themselves.
Not for everyone, and I've noticed many actually aren't interested at all in this. I find this story quite deep and utterly terrifying.
[font=Century Gothic]"I Love Your Work" is an intriguing movie about the price of fame and being careful what you ask for. But it also serves as a commentary on the symbiotic relationship between the audience and the performers and what each hopes to gain in the bargain.[/font]
I wasn't expecting Nicky Katt to spontaneously burst into song, but I guess director Goldberg had a vision.
I passed up the chance to see 'The Green Mile' while watching this film. I should've watched the Stephen King feature instead.
The cast, with some fine actors, drown in a sea of nothingness and can only have appeared because of the director. Uninteresting shot and low on budget and just about every other score.
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=4][color=#9932cc]Maybe if it was given to another director (Adam Goldberg) and writer, could have been better. Maybe they need to see The Snake Pit. A very good movie about mental breakdown. Maybe even [/color][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=4][color=#9932cc]A Beautiful Mind (Which Goldberg stared in).[/color][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=4][color=#9932cc]It had a all star cast......Giovanni Rabisi, Jason Lee, Vince Vaughn, Christina Ricci and Joshua Jackson.[/color][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=4][color=#9932cc]Even Elvis Costello. [/color][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=4][color=#9932cc]I was hopping for better.[/color][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=4][color=#9932cc]Donna A.[/color][/size][/font]
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