Spike Jonze takes the helm for this comedy about a withdrawn writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his computer's highly advanced operating system.
"This is a movie you want to reach out and caress, about a man who, like everyone else around him in this near future, has retreated from other people into a machine world."-New York Times.
"4/5 Stars. One of the more original, hilarious and even heartbreaking stories of the year."-Richard Roeper.
126 min., Rated R.
The Great Beauty
Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
"drop-dead gorgeous, a film that is luxuriously, seductively, stunningly cinematic."-Los Angeles Times.
"3.5/4 Stars. It's a beauty, all right. It's more a style show than a deep philosophical treatise, but with surfaces this sleek and faces this interesting, I'll take style over substance any day."-Chicago Tribune.
142 min., Unrated.