Excelente interpretação do Adam Sandler + notável trabalho de escrita. "My favorite part of the movie is when Barry goes to Hawaii. He suddenly realizes he can just go to her, even without the frequent-flier miles. This is also my favorite thing in life: the sudden understanding that you aren’t condemned to sadness, that you can simply walk toward the thing you want." No fundo, o órgão é uma representação de Barry.
I always wondering how PTA's mind is working. Are you okay sir? I guess you are not since this movie shows me how pathetic is life, and how frustrating life on your glasses. But love is always there, love is always escaping. It's weird how Adam Sandler here has a different persona than his other chick-lit sides.
a small story with formal excesses. everything from the acting, character tics to the use of music and saturation is used to elucidate Sandler's bipolar behaviour and overall awkwardness. And whilst the second meeting with Lena achieves some of the anxiety that can be akin to an acid trip (much better than films that aim to show acid visually), everything here is so excessive and over the top that I wasn't moved.
Anxiety, loneliness and needed for love. This film is so chaotic absurd yet its also quirky that makes me smile during watching. Adam Sandler DID fit perfectly for the role he played. The color usage, music and cinematography here is great that you can feel the tense. Well done PTA!
Watching this in theaters, it seemed part of a continuum of films in which commercial actors ventured into arthouse fare (see: Robin Williams' "One Hour Photo"). But almost 20 years later, I cherish the film for how unique it is; as not only one of Sandler's best performances, but the rare effort from PTA that feels, dare I say, personal. It's Anderson's dark and idiosyncratic take on the classic screwball romance.
Rewatched and it didn't strike me as a masterpiece the way it did when I was younger. Originally I thought his "daddy issues" took a sublimated form via a family of women constantly haranguing the protagonist absent any sort of father figure. But now IDK it seems like a bullshit bitter break up movie pining for some non-existent manic pixie dream girl, with the hold world conspiring against Barry's happiness. Snore.