Sunday, December 30, 2012

A ROTTEN TOMATO: Being John Malkovich

I suspect I might be alone on this one...I didn't care much for "Being John Malkovich". This strange (emphasis on "strange") film follows the lives of a bunch of people whose lives are changed by a mysterious portal. Said portal puts people into the John Malkovich's head and leads to some bizarre situations. From the outset, I couldn't get into the story and its characters. The actors were fine in their roles, but they just felt so far removed from reality that I felt no emotional attachment to them. This did improve towards the end, as the emotional stakes were raised considerably. Unfortunately, I had already switched off (mentally) by that point and was counting down the minutes to the end.
Despite the negative tone of this review, I actually wouldn't say I "hated" this film. It just left me cold.


  1. I'm with you on this one! I thought that the concept was so funny, but when I saw this in the theater it didn't do a thing for me. I'm all for originality, but like you, I'd shut down by the end. Recently, I've thought about giving it another go, but your post makes me think maybe I wasn't crazy for not digging it!

    1. Thanks for the comment. I was preparing to get ridiculed for not liking this. I guess I'm not alone!