Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. Giamatti enlists their service -- only to discover that his soul is the shape and size of a chickpea.
- Stars:Paul Giamatti, Armand Schultz, Michael Tucker, Dina Korzun, Ted Koch, Oksana Lada, Natalia Zvereva, Larisa Bell, Anna Dyukova, Charles Techman, Lauren Ambrose, David Strathairn, Laura Heisler, Brienin Bryant, Charlotte Mickie,
- Country:USA, France
- Director:Sophie Barthes,
- Writer:Sophie Barthes
Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov's play, Vanya. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(au) wrote: I can go and on about Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi, who received global recognition for his 2011 Oscar-winning A Separation. That film absolutely blew me away. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world by Timemagazine in 2012, Farhadi is intricate in his weaving of society's interpersonal conflicts within a seemingly straight-forward story. Playing at Berlin and Tribeca film festivals in 2009, Farhadi's About Elly was lauded by film theorist and historian David Bordwell as "a masterpiece."The film opens on a light note, with a group of old friends, made up of three couples and their children, traveling from Tehran to the Caspian Sea for a beach getaway. Joining them are Ahmad (Shahab Hosseini) and Elly (Taraneh Alidoosti). Ahmad, an affable Iranian who returns from Germany after a recent split with his wife, is open to the idea of being matchmade with Elly, an elusive but obliging kindergarten teacher of the daughter of Sepideh (Golshifteh Farahani), who organized the getaway. Sepideh's secret plan to introduce both of them is welcomed by the rest of the group, but we'll soon find out that it's the least of her string of little white lies which will play a part in the twist of events coming. As Elly fits into the group of friends since their university days, act 1 is a clever intention for us to observe and get to know more about each character as they joke, laugh, break bread and end the day with a game of charades.About Elly quickly ratchets up suspense in act 2 the next day, as the upbeat mood of their weekend takes a dark turn when Elly suddenly goes missing. Leaving the group helplessly clueless, has she drowned in the angry sea attempting to save a child, or has she abruptly left the place unannounced despite Sepideh's pestering to stay. What appears to be another kitchen sink drama suddenly erupts into panic mode, trampled by series of revelations that challenge the moral core of these characters. These developments ooze varying degrees of mistrust and hostility among the friends, whilst audience is kept anxious coupled with the soundtrack of endless crashing waves so cleverly added to further bring us into the scene.What's so brilliant about this film is the revelation that the actual whereabouts of the titular character no longer seems important at the end, as we witness how each small lie repeatedly breeds damaging consequences. Whilst a woman's disappearance is on the line, what eventually matters is how each of the character deals with the crisis, broods over each other's surfacing dishonesty and unconsciously depend on them to salvage their own dignity. Farhadi builds an elaborate psychodrama depicting how harmless intentions can culminate into most scourging and life-changing events. Using everyday lives and conversations, his film has an uncomfortable but important message to tell. And along with some of the other films which are in my top list, what I really love is how the film lets audience decipher the clues and make our own conclusions. All the characters' performances are on point, especially Golshifteh Farahani. Even the children are invested in the emotional roller-coaster, making this film another testament of Farhadi's excellent filmmaking.
(ru) wrote: This was a slow starting but over all it was good too.
(gb) wrote: It's ok. Could be better, but also could've been worse.
(nl) wrote: Surprisingly appealing! Yeah, yeah, everybody reads Madionna and they do dismiss in a flash. Too bad. In my opinion, critics should pay much closer attention to her body language when performing and all she is able to convey with it... Im not talking sexual body language,,, more the delicate nuances found when seated at the trial, the devilish expression of her innocent eyes, the undeniable dominatrix essence of her character and the trauma of who has learnt that is better to be a step ahead of your abusers' game.
(br) wrote: Great film that seems to be hated by the majority. What do they know.
(kr) wrote: I'll eat an Irish grape farmer's Scottish terrier before I watch this eggnog-o-rama.
(fr) wrote: Professori Pacino ja kukaan-ei-arvaa-ett-ihan-lopuksi-tulee-joku-vsynyt-yllri-loppu.
(nl) wrote: A Better-Than-Average Raunch Fest!
(fr) wrote: Excellent kiddy movie, a must for girlies
(de) wrote: Heavily hokey and cheaply made, Trick r Treat manages to create some decent scares while managing to create a nice setting for the holiday