i was expecting a hell of a lot from this film but i was NOT expecting a spy thriller
how did this film come into being? did they start off by saying 'lets make a film about a porn where its important to follow the story'? did they say 'lets get ryan gosling and just fucking uhhh'? did they say 'lets have a really funny detective story and weigh it down with a child to give it a strange patronising moralistic undertone it didn't need'? im gonna be honest with you i think it started with 'lets get ryan gosling and just fucking uhhh.'
"all i wear to bed is chanel no 5, right next to a framed picture of michelle williams" is something marilyn monroe never said, but im confident she would have done if she only knew.
this film should be completely mediocre. in fact for the most part, it is. that's for a whole host of reasons from a weak screenplay that had me between rolling my eyes and falling asleep, to eddie redmayne being completely damp and irritating throughout. and…
i very often think about the striking similarities between this movie and the story arc in the office in which michael becomes disenchanted with dwight after andy has been convincing him that hes untrustworthy in an attempt to gain the second-in-command position, to which dwight is forced to leave the office and then in dwights absence michael realises that andy is no better and has cunningly usurped the position, and really it was dwight that really cared for michael and…