I think critics aren't looking at the plot, and more the intended message (which I suppose is mainly 'communication') and the fact that it is somewhat a unique movie in these times of irreverent duplication. However, looking at the story line itself, it seems to be the work of a fan of both Misery and Twilight who thinks both are great examples of healthy relationships. The woman stalks, abducts, and has an overall unhealthy obsession with the actor and yet, despite the obvious evidence against it, he still falls for her. While I was impressed with the sound editing (more the unexpected use of sound effects rather than the old time-y soundtrack) and the overall homage to classic cinema and its history, I just couldn't get past the creepiness displayed by the actress. I was vocally cringing by the half way mark and it ruined the rest of the viewing experience for me. Seeing viewers use words like "charming" and "inspiring" to describe this film makes me really wonder about the state of the world today - is it really seen as "charming" to stalk an object of your desire (she "just happened" to be where he was constantly), buy and house all his possessions anonymously, abduct him unwittingly from his hospital bed while he's unconscious, and then chase him down when he tries to escape? Really? And this won Best Screenplay BAFTA. Ugh.