Seduction. Betrayal. Death. There's an Art to Everything.
A comedy of manners, its cast of characters devouring each other in a small world awash with big money. Set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene, it casts an eye over the appetites and morality of some of its major players. Dealers, collectors, artists, wannabees vie with each other in a world in which success and downfall rest on a thin edge.
Omaperäisen outo kuvaus ihmissuhteista. Amanda Seyfried vilauttelee, Heather Graham lesboilee. Mitäänsanomatonta skeidaa.
What a shambles! Unfocussed and unfunny, the stellar cast are so busy "acting", they lose all sense of reality and narrative. Really very bad indeed
Were it not for Gillian, I probably wouldn't have watched it.
If I hadn’t read the synopsis I’d have no idea this was supposed to be a comedy. It is a so-called satirical swipe at the contemporary art scene in London and boasts a truly impressive cast of established and up and coming actors. Yet the great mystery is quite what they saw in a script that never probes deep enough and is devoid of a central focus (or an interesting one at the very least).
In a way it reminds me of Robert Altman’s Prêt-à-Porter - both are ensemble comedies that attempt to take a swipe at big easy targets yet somehow manage to miss their marks. It is as if the razor edge wit is blunt and in desperate…
A decent cast scattered throughout in this London set about art types, but its all rather dull in places, with moments to enjoy, and of course sex and nudity from certain cast members, but come the end, not much has gone on.
A movie about art that is thoroughly artless. Duncan Ward and Danny Moynihan’s art-world satire is hideously ugly and only sporadically amusing, with the acting split between very entertaining and thoroughly dreadful. Farce should be lively, but the only thing with any energy here is the devilish laugh of the ever-wonderful Danny Huston. Sadly it merely echoes off the barren walls of the cavernous warehouse sets.