What an amazing fucking film.
Terry Gilliam is a genius. His twisted direction births an askew universe, where an almost bleak and utopian New York City provides the backdrop for a melange of romance, drama and fantasy. Sounds weird? It is, most definitely, and it is absolutely amazing.
Mercedes Ruehl impressively steals the show with a part that doesn't take up all the screen time, but certainly grabs all the screen when she's on it. You know someone is really great when you don't give a shit what Jeff Bridges is doing on the other side of the shot. She absolutely deserved that Oscar, her performance is utterly consuming and believable. I really cannot praise it enough.