The movie shows humans as individual creatures. Humans are not seen as 'the same type multiplied', but rather as something that is constantly developing, changing and moving.
Very smooth role play. At times one may question some why's, however it ends up questioning one's own life.
(In German with English subtitles)
To generalize the movie as a whole, which I must admit used the fast-forward button while playing on most scenes since it's direction is predictable, was that successful middle aged woman finds out her husband is also gay, and accepts his choice of lifestyle by getting involved in a threesome with her husbands lover at the end. And all of that job description stuff only serves as a backdrop to this predictable love triangular acceptance affair. And if viewers are aroused by it's characters appearing full frontal should be able to tolerate this movie even more. And to look at the big picture, the thesis of this movie may have been much more effective in it's native Germany, but over here in North America, perhaps on other First World countries it's point is bloody obvious.
1 star out of 4
While I thought "3" was stylish, erotic and thoughtful and handles its shifting viewpoints well, I know some people might find the movie somewhat pretentious due to Tom Tykwer's use of symbolism and numerology but I think this also works rather well, as these characters are at an age where they have their first serious brush with mortality and start to keep score of accomplishments and important events in their lives. While they may think time is running out, none of us know how much time we have left, not even Simon's mother, whose suicide attempt is cruelly interrupted. So, it is never too late and we should stop worrying so much about what we cannot help. However, for a movie so intent on flaunting conventions, it does sadly become awkwardly conventional late, breaking the magic spell for a brief period before its beguiling ending and memorable final image.
Las actuaciones no son malas pero "3" se convierte en una farsa sexual al nivel de una telenovela barata disfrazada de "cine de arte". Es una pelicula que quiere hablar sobre la condicion humana y las relaciones pero habla mas sobre el morbo y vision sensacionalista de sus realizadores. Sin duda es una completa decepcion.