It's a love it or hate it movie, I loved it but wouldn't hold it against any one who hated it. Sometimes gets a bit lost in it's own cleverness but it probably needs another look, it's diverse.
It starts very well but then loses its way.
Absolutely love the premise of this movie. Love the documentry style which initiates the viewer to the more comically tragic elements of movie making. One of those movies that is so well done I don't see myself ever getting tired of watching it.
Very funny, very post modern. Get ready for some hilarious, although sometimes irritating, personalities. I think if you are in the wrong mood you might not like this movie...but in the right mood you'll be crying with laughter. Don't miss the extras either, the extended interview is just brilliant.
A top-notch cast doing nothing very expensively. I'd rather watch paint dry than go through that again.
I usually love Steve Coogan, and Dylan Moran too, but this was very unfunny. A few witty lines but is otherwise very aimless and gets worse as the film goes on. Very disappointed
I should have taken note of the title.. it says it all. A complete waiste of time.
Well, seems I am unlike almost everyone else who has seen this! I thought it was just plain stupid and couldn't wait till the end. One of those rare films that I could easily turn off before the end and never think about again.
How could this film be better than the book?
But it is a wonderful film of this brilliant work.
Certainly one to watch again and again.
And it might just lead to reading the
book itself... which is even better.
A delightful if kooky piece. Reminded me constantly of 8 1/2. Good performances and very fresh.
I like Steve Coogan and the format had the potential to be a bit off the wall. But this was just tedious. It felt like I had flipped to the directors commentary and couldnt turn it off. Terrible.
Very, very post modern. It's all about layers of films within films within books etc. It is very funny with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon doing fantastic turns and bouncing off each other brilliantly. There are some hilarious moments. To be honest it is extremely clever and the script does grip you throughout despite its fragmented nature but perhaps I am just old fashioned, I love the traditional narrative and this purposely sets out to disrupt that (and succeeds!) which makes it challenging and somewhat confusing. Well worth seeing though.
Great english cast!A very funny intelligent film,can't start to imagine how you can make such a movie.Bravo to all!
Started with such promise. The comic period stuff was witty and clever and the stuff with Tristram talknig to the child actors and Dylan Moran as the Doctor was fastastic. Then things fell apart. I don't CARE about the backstage shenanigans of Coogan and co. They're not funny. They're just painful. I turned the movie off at 56 minutes. Couldn't take it.
A rare movie - entertaining, intellectually stimulating and clever, great cast and costumes. I can watch this over and over because it is done so well and so different to what we are used to. Truly post-modern. Thanks again Michael Winterbottom.
how do you review an unreviewable film about the filming of an unfilmable film?
They did well- a clever funny movie with a great English cast.
If you are a avid Steve Coogan fan you might enjoy this, with a cast as good as this I thought it would be a clever comedy in period style, turned out to be a complete bore, essentially it documents Coogan failing to make a film, playing himself and his characters as he goes along, no beginning middle or end just a pointless monologue, fell asleep three times watching it...
very funny, subtle movie with rambling, wandering plot lines.
you have to concentrate, but it's worth it.
some very funny scenes and lines.