Sunday, June 22, 2014

Third Person

The action takes place in Paris, New York and Rome.  It has Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello and Kim Bassinger.  It was written and directed by Paul Haggis, who did Million Dollar Baby and Casino Royale. It has to be great.  Right?  WRONG!

Third Person is a mess of a movie.
It’s about beautiful, but disgusting and/or stupid people, who only their mothers, if even them, could care about. And, after a while, it wasn’t just that I didn’t care about them, they bored me. 

What’s more, the Cinematographer Gianfillipo Corticelli has the dubious distinction of making Mila Kunis, Maria Bello and Olivia Wilde look unattractive.  For an Italian artist to do that is unforgivable.

If not for Olivia Wilde, I would have done something I have rarely ever done…walk out of the theater. But, then, I wouldn’t have learned that maybe not everyone was such a loser. 

Spoiler Alert... They were almost all figments of the imagination of the writer played by Neeson. So, a creep, creating creeps.  But, it seemed his book was going to be published.  Maybe lots of creeps, after all.

It’s a shame someone with Haggis’ talent would waste his time on this piece of junk.
I give Third Person a 1+ out of 5.

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