The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007)
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A successful American novelist who has retreated into the country following the publication of his most recent book meets a most mysterious muse in director/screenwriter Paul Auster's elliptic psychological drama. His latest novel an instant success, famous author Martin Frost (David Thewlis) decides to celebrate by spending some quality down time in a remote country home. Awakening his first morning in the house, Martin is shocked to find that he is sharing his bed with a stunningly beautiful
Sep 7, 2007 Wide
Feb 19, 2008
New Yorker Films
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The result plays like a half-baked tribute to Wings of Desire.
Strained dialogue, awkward mise-en-scene and weirdly uncomfortable thesping from superlative players contribute to a drearily self-reflective conceit.
What starts out as a clever exploration of consciousness quickly descends into underplotted folly.
the conclusion comes across as tacked-on, padded to get the thing to feature length. That's an unfortunate way to wrap up an otherwise sweet little movie.
Thanks to the lumbering pace of Auster's script and the lugubrious way he directs this ostensible romantic fantasy, Martin and his muse fail, miserably, to amuse.
A fanciful and enganging metaphysical mystery about a writer, two beauties, love and the challenges of the creative process.
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