The story-within-a-story-within-a-story is so slight and inconsequential, like the tiniest of a set of Russian nesting dolls, that we may be forgiven for letting our minds wander toward bedtime and tomorrow's errands.
Le Anne Lindsay
So true. It would have been better if we were left to wonder about the old man's story that supposedly made such a great book. Rather than to see the lackluster flashback of his tale of woe - Tinsel & Tine
Sep 10 - 06:50 PM
You hit the nail on the head with your review. I had high hopes for this one, but fell asleep just before the end. When I woke up, I just couldn't believe such a great cast didn't have much of a movie. Actually, it was too much movie - it could have been cut by about an hour. The pace was so slow (boring).
Sep 15 - 04:27 PM