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Raymond De Felitta
At first fancying himself an "enigmatic poet", twenty something Art gradually realizes that he must take action if he's going to escape his depressed life as a struggling musician in London. A solution comes in the shape of a book titled "It's Not Your Fault". Not content to just draw inspiration from its pages, however, Art invites the elderly author of the book to come live with him and his parents, which quickly becomes a painfully funny journey about dysfunction and growing up. Written by
I do struggle to see how people can seriously review this film higher than maybe a 3. I found the premise of the film to be quite interesting, but for me it failed to deliver- at all. I also knew that I quite enjoyed Robert Pattinson's music usually, and wondered that the character of Art may express his problems through some awesome music- but that didn't happen. Although, I have to admit, I didn't see the film through to the very end so it may suddenly flourish in the last few minutes, however I still wouldn't feel that a film is any good if you have to survive 95% of rubbish to reach something good.
The main weak point in this film is the acting. It's possible all the actors are usually quite good, myself I normally have no problem with Pattinson, but I found there was at best an amateurish feel from most of the cast. I felt I recognised the acting from how my class mates acted in school drama classes, without any real shreds of sincerity.
However there are a lot of reviewers who seemingly would disagree with me. Knowing the hysteria there is about Robert Pattinson, I feel that the high reviews may be sparked by his popularity, and if you love Pattinson then...well... he is in the film, so you will get another dose of him if that's what you're after. However, if you wish for anything else from a film (good acting, humour, excitement, drama, your time not feeling wasted) then you're unlikely to find it here.
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