The premise is interesting, if gimmicky, and is the sort of 'what if' scenario that makes you think about what you would do in that situation, but the execution is incredibly mawkish and cheesy, with nobody behaving in anywhere close to a believable way and plot devices that move about with all the subtlety of a great dreadnought reversing.
‘Anna Karenina’ has come under criticism from some quarters as being guilty of style over substance, which I think rather disregards what the film is trying to do. It is, at the end of the day, a film about a society that is entirely concerned with appearances and reputation. It is creates a portrait of a world that is entirely seductive purely on the surface level and this is represented through some quite extraordinary visuals. The grandeur of the aristocratic…
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has Louise Fletcher essentially playing Mrs. Danvers as a nurse, in an allegory about the dangers of bureaucracy and the corrupting influence of power. That in itself is genius, but add Jack Nicholson’s incredible screen presence and Miloš Forman’s perfect blend of comedy and drama to the mix and you have something particularly special.
'What are you, crazy or something?