The Painter and the Thief
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I liked it but I think it might only appeal to a small audience of a particular type. I can imagine lots of people not liking it.
While it should be something new it's very much not- it always feels like it but never offers anything to support that- it's very annoying.
Nothing is covered here- there's no development on any of the things that it alludes to, it's like the first half hour of a good film spread out into one, unbearably incomplete film. Either something happened in the editing room or someone just gave up when they were writing it. It's all style but no substance and the style doesn't even fit the little substance that's there. It's strictly typical yet a total mess.
The performances are strong and it feels like everyone involved wants to go further- there's more to this film, but where is it? It should be more than average but there's nothing here that you can't predict, nothing new on show. You might say it's dull but I'd disagree there, it's intriguing with its promises and occasional unease but it disappoints on both of those grounds by the end.
It's a bad film that has everything it needs to be good- doesn't get more frustrating than that.
An awful tedious film - it should have been shot
Dull and depressing!
An interesting movie about the story of the relationship of a father and his daughters just after his wife had died in a car accident. It is funny to see some issues of cultural and new family roles adjustment in a new country. Very good performances, but i feel the story kind of weak...
[10/11] Ich weiß nicht genau, was der Regisseur mir mit diesem Film sagen wollte, aber insgesamt war mir der Film "zu hoch". Es passiert gleichzeitig so viel und doch so wenig in dem Film, dass ich die ganze Zeit quasi unter Spannung stand. Das Setting ist toll, die Besetzung ist gut, aber ich hatte die ganze Zeit das Gefühl den Film nicht wirklich zu begreifen. Schade.
Surprisingly engaging and un-self-involved (for a Winterbottom film). Quite unpredictable too.
Great low budget drama, touching, realistic.
Genova - what a predictable load of emotional swill!
This director has ADHD. His editing is SO fragmented.Will someone please strap him in a chair and tell him to sit still.
Dad and youngest daughter battle dreadful words and cliches.
Finally a 'B' quality, first year film school project. Don't let this writer and director near a film production every again.
This is the story of a British man and his 2 American daughters. They move to Italy in an attempt to cope with the death of the girls' mother, a death which the youngest child is directly responsible for.
I enjoyed this film. I felt that it showed the family's problems in a realistic way; not only their grief, but also the father's struggle to care for 2 girls on his own, his tentative steps into new relationships, the youngest child's guilt, the older daughter's resentment of her sister and her own sexual awakening, and the whole family's attempts to ultimately move on and be happy.