07 August 2008
Another experience reminiscent of Heartburn -- a movie I remember really enjoying but on revisit didn't really understand. I realise it's about families and love and the choices we make, but I didn't really feel connected to anyone. I knew why Cher didn't want to marry Danny Aiello, but I didn't really know what led her into bed with Nicolas Cage? Maybe I missed something? I know it's just supposed to be a cute little movie about people driven by need and contemplating their time left and how best to spend it and all that, but I just didn't get it. I especially hated the end when all was just okay after everyone had cheated on everyone else.
I read some reviews after watching this and people talk about how light and fluffy the movie is and now Italian it is and how it represents a lost New York. Well, I don't know if such harsh themes can be treated so lightly, maybe? Or am I just a huge cynic?