Aesthetic Appeal- 😕 Most of the movie felt more like a news cast with either long drawn out shots with no cuts, or scenes that felt like a two camera newscast. A lot of people called it brave to take such a simplistic cinematic approach. Many of the scenes were also shot in real time hence the newscast fell the most commonly used examples are the two real time stripper sequences.

 

Story-  😕 A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit. Not many peaks and valleys in this story more like a boring reality TV series, the ending also leaves much to be desired.

 

Acting- 😕 A lot of the shortcomings here probably fall victim to the story itself Elle Fanning was better then good especially for a person of her age. Steven Dorffs performance was uninspired, although much of that may have been under the direction of Sofia Coppola but I don’t believe you ever want to sympathize with his character.

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