An excerpt from the novel "The History of Love" (2005) by Nicole Krauss was first published in The New Yorker in 2004 under the title "The Last Words on Earth". Then the rights to the novel were bought by Warner Brothers before the official publication date on May 2, 2005 because Alfonso Cuarón considered directing a movie adaptation. See more »
moody and incohesive
I don't know the novel, but from the hints of the film I could gather that the novel must have some deep appeal and intrigue. The film adaptation lacks any of that.
The different layers of the story hardly make sense on their own, becoming only shorthands and clichees with little emotional impact. The episodes are longish and loose sight of the bigger picture. Production value and acting is good though, only the script lacks finesse.
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