I just saw the movie in the theaters. What a disappointment! And what a tedious bore of a script. Such great actresses, and the rare theme of a woman's perspective on aging, but such poverty of script to illustrate it. The theme is not exploited in a convincing manner (maybe because the Juliette Binoche character is so self-absorbed that she sounds like a cliché, and her reflection on life is limited to life in the fish bowl of the acting world) and all the peripheral characters are equally one-dimensional (look for the cartoon versions of "the hot director", "the trendy teenage actress", "the wise playwright's widow", "the chain-smoking European diva" ) Kristen Stewart, I must say, is the exception: she does a splendid job giving life to her part, and only she looked like she had a grip on reality -the realities of ordinary people who do not aspire to a theatrical career. A feat all the more admirable that of all the famous actresses cast in this story, she is the one who has had to suffer the most damage in the bubble of the celebrity circus and she could legitimately be thought as ignorant of life as a ordinary citizen. Anyhow, even the Swiss scenery does not rescue this pompous dud from boredom. The photography is far from being spectacular, and the story is simply is not interesting enough: you could cut 45 minutes of the film without losing any plot point or visual pleasure. I will add: the soundtrack choice is disappointing as well: Xerxes' "Ombra Mai Fu" and the Pachebel canon over and over. Really? Nothing more original than that? A waste of my time and money all around.