"It's not the sex I've had, it's the sex I want that you can smell"
Young billionaire Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) decides to take his stretch limo across
for a haircut. Along the way he conducts
business, meets friends, family and acquaintances before being mobbed by
anarchists and confronting someone who has malicious intent to harm him. New York
This film reminded me of a good Shakespearean play; I only understood about half of it but enjoyed it a lot. There are long elongated stretches of duelling dialogue which are spoken in a half alien language of metaphors and double meanings. The word ‘this’ takes on new meanings and is used in – it feels like – almost every sentence. Much like a Shakespearean play there are odd comic moments and in keeping with Director David Cronenberg’s cannon, brief scenes of extreme violence. These few instances ignited some of the more drawn out and dare I say duller scenes to keep the audience on tenterhooks. Despite these flashes this wont be a film for everyone and a man next to me in an early afternoon screening fell asleep while a couple on the row in front left about half way in.