My friend had never seen this movie before, so I stopped everything we were doing to put it on. It was late Saturday night and we were both glued to the screen for the entire 3 hour runtime. The charisma of the leads, the chemistry, the writing, the humor, the cinematography, the score - it's all so perfect. Every moment is golden. I must have seen it a million times but I'll gladly watch it a million times more.
There are amazing sequences in this film. The score is awesome. Brad Pitt is charming. Tobey Maguire is great. The cinematography and production design are top notch.
- It's WAY too long.
- The characters are mostly uninteresting.
- It loses steam after about an hour.
- It starts off "shocking" and decadent only to get rid of that image fairly quickly. (come on, being pissed on isn't shocking. It's only shocking when the man opens his mouth and…