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The Paulo Coelho portrayed here is a selfish, reckless, immature, spoiled and deeply boring person.
A dramatically flat and tediously disjointed drama that comes across as a standard-issue, cliche-littered, struggling-writer-finds-fulfillment biopic that has been cut-and-pasted into borderline incoherence.
For all his tormented free-thinking, the protagonist never comes into focus.
To be fair, dramatizing an author's process is never easy: Paulo bangs away on his typewriter, smokes, tosses pages.
Coelho's writing may be "more [widely] translated than [Shakespeare's]," as the coda claims, but Paulo Coelho's Best Story never successfully pins down its subject's genius.
Unfortunately, Paulo Coelho's Best Story runs one hour and 52 minutes, and while the pace is good, that's one hour and 52 minutes the viewers will never recover.
A film where the director deploys energy and style, but also a noticeable inability to build a solid discourse around a figure like Coelho. [Full review in Spanish]
A horrid case of ADD afflicts this would-be-serious attempt to capture the tumultuous life of an internationally beloved writer.
Paulo Coelho's Best Story should be about Coelho, but the results feel trite enough that the picture could be about anybody.
A biopicture charting one man's painful and then rewarding mission to become a writer.
Daniel Augusto relies on familiar tropes pertaining to the sexy, rebellious rock-star artist who does things his own way.
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