Indie Gems: Third Person

Liam Neeson finally gets to chill out in a film.

No one gets taken, he doesn't have to save the world. It was nice. Third Person follows three different stories about relationships that are eventually interwoven. There's writer Michael (Neeson) who's trying to finish his novel in Paris. He invites his mistress, Anna (Oliva Wilde) to join him. There's Julia (Mila Kunis) in New York City who struggles to get her shit together after she nearly kills her young son in tough love gone wrong type incident. She's trying to win visitation rights from her ex husband, Rick. (James Franco) Then in Rome, there's Scott (Adrian Brody) a business man who wants nothing more than to leave before he gets caught up helping a desperate woman, Monika (Moran Atias)

I had never heard of this movie until I randomly came across it in Netflix, but the reviews were mostly awful. I guess it's because a film maker like Paul Haggis comes with a good reputation. I did not find this as lackluster as most. I actually thought it was very interesting. The cast is obviously great, and Kunis and Wilde in particular get to shine here. The film does get a little long, but it's never boring and it's a good take on the interwoven love story gimmick.

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "Does she know it was her on the phone?" - Elaine (Kim Basinger)

2 comments:

  1. Yeah, I didn't hate this one like everyone else either. I liked the concept, and most of the performances were good. B- for me.

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    1. I'm kind of surprised so many people hated it. It wasn't bad at all.

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