Adrift in Manhattan Reviews
All of it wasted, wasted, wasted. Despite some great possible characters, this movie is poorly developed - a painfully appropo pun for a film centered around an optics metaphor. The film asserts that we engage life with either a telephoto lens or a wide angle lens. Either we focus narrowly into the pain within, or we broaden our vision to encompass those around us, enriching our life in the process. Realizing that we do not suffer alone, and that we suffer most in our isolation. A great idea.
Wasted, wasted, wasted.
Overall the film is incredibly narcissistic. Reality and experiences and other people are simply there for our own purposes, our own enjoyment, our own fascination. If that's all that there is to life and relationships, no wonder so many of them flounder. A movie that could have been profound, or realistic, or understanding, or insightful. Instead it's just ridiculous, and, if I haven't mentioned it already, wasted, wasted, wasted.
And cheers for filming in my old neighborhood :))