The City of Your Final Destination2010
The City of Your Final Destination (2010)
Critic Consensus: A stellar cast can't elevate this leaden adaptation that, while just as beautiful as anything director James Ivory's made before, comes off as dusty and dry.
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as Omar Razaghi
as Caroline Gund
as Arden Langdon
as Mrs. Van Euwen
as Doctor Pereira
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Critic Reviews for The City of Your Final Destination
Slow, dull and wielding absolutely no emotional impact despite a fine cast.
It's like Paul McCartney's songs after the split with John Lennon - there's some good stuff, but nothing classic.
With a wimpy protagonist and a reticent director driving the story, The City of Your Final Destination doesn't go far enough.
A movie that feels as if it should have been a masterpiece. As it is, it's flawed, uneven work but deserves careful viewing.
Like all Merchant/Ivory films, The City of Your Final Destination quietly shimmers.
Audience Reviews for The City of Your Final Destination
Opulent visuals as usual from Ivory almost gives one to forget the slight tale of a writer who travels to Uraguay to try to save his career and, as John Lennon famously said "life happens" in the form of Charlotte Gainsbourg. Hopkins and Linney mail in their performances, but perhaps that's all that was required of them.
A slow moving story of finding love. Interesting people may not always make the most interesting characters. The actors give strong performances, but the story just feels to drag.
Sometimes a movie is nothing special neither good nor bad just okay but contains within it a top flight performance, this is one of those films and Laura Linney's is the performance of note. She plays a woman who is icy and remote but thanks to her skill she makes her intriguing and at times very humorous. Why isn't this woman a huge star? Had she been around in the 30's and 40's she would have been right up in the forefront with Davis, Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck tearing her way through the grade A material. The rest of the picture is standard with beautiful cinematography but just an average story and the rest of the performers fail to impress.
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