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.