Posted May 1, 2012 @ 9:42 PM
One of my favorite moments was the drive through the island and the camera pans to each resort as the car goes by...and to me that was a subtle nod to the sprawl that a lot of places have become.
Posted May 23, 2012 @ 9:23 AM
Edited by Sandman, May 23, 2012 @ 9:24 AM.
Posted Jun 8, 2012 @ 10:39 PM
I mean, yelling at your comatose wife - just ... no.
It made perfect sense to me. So many emotions that you do not get to let go...he had just found out she had been cheating on him and had put their daughter in a terrible position. If she was awake, he could have had a conversation but her own recklessness took that option away from him.
To me Clooney is like Cary Grant - no matter what role he plays it is always George Clooney.
Edited by cmahorror, Jun 8, 2012 @ 10:42 PM.
Posted Jun 14, 2012 @ 1:52 PM
It just felt to me like something that would only happen in the movies. It was satisfying on an emotional level (to a certain extent, anyway) but it didn't feel completely honest. I'm sure it's a mileage thing, but the movie kept throwing me out of the moment again and again because of things that I couldn't imagine quite happening in life.
It made perfect sense to me. So many emotions that you do not get to let go...he had just found out she had been cheating on him and had put their daughter in a terrible position.
I think Clooney does get by on personal charisma a lot of the time, but I wouldn't say he's invariably playing the same guy. Danny Ocean and Michael Clayton and the guy from Up In The Air felt distinct from each other. Matt didn't feel quite as fleshed out, to me; but there were definitely moments where he felt more damaged than all of the other characters I mentioned. I put the general not-quite-coherent feeling I get from the characterization down partly (though not entirely) to the writing.
Edited by Sandman, Jun 19, 2012 @ 8:24 AM.