CAN A BROKEN RELATIONSHIP BE SALVAGED?

Published June 25, 2004

Most of the film is set within the mind of the protagonist, played by Jim Carrey, on the night the erasing takes place. It is sort of a film length version of the scene set inside Malkovich´s head in Being John Malkovich, in the same way that Brave New World was a page in Huxley´s first novel, Chrome Yellow.
It´s all well and good, but it takes a long time getting there. We´re used to Kaufman by now having twists at every turn, but when the payoff comes here, it is impressive. The couple get together again, not knowing that they have been together before. An anonymous tape reveals their former relationship together, and their confessions why they cannot stand one another. The couple is then faced with the prospect of whether they are ready to go through everything again, knowing how it ended before.
The ending of the film is left suitably open, a relief from standard films which usually have the happy couple overcome all difficulties and incompatibilities in character and social standing and ride off into the sunset. Perhaps we are being told too often that love conquers all. Can a relationship that´s already gone to the dogs once really be salvaged? “Friends” seem to think so. But then, they were never all that applicable to the real world.



Culture
Movies & Theatre
Written In The Stars: ‘O, Brazen Age’ at Bíó Paradís

Written In The Stars: ‘O, Brazen Age’ at Bíó Paradís

by

“Letting nostalgia wash over me—I find this extremely satisfying and also heartbreaking at the same time,” says Canadian writer-director Alexander

Culture
Movies & Theatre
The Look Of Silence: Our Darkest Natures Exposed

The Look Of Silence: Our Darkest Natures Exposed

by

We all know what a communist victory in Southeast Asia can look like. But what would it look like if

Culture
Movies & Theatre
A Civilized Way to Die: A German director talks about his on-screen suicides.

A Civilized Way to Die: A German director talks about his on-screen suicides.

by

Everyone knows that Heartbreak Hotel is located down at the end of Lonely Street, but what happens if you keep

Culture
Movies & Theatre
New Star Wars Is Fucking Garbage

New Star Wars Is Fucking Garbage

by

WARNING! STAR WARS: EPISODE VII SPOILERS IN THIS POST! SCROLL FASTER, REFRESH YOUR PAGE OR STAB YOURSELF IN THE EYES

Culture
Movies & Theatre
A Boy Becomes Less Of A Boy In Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Sparrows

A Boy Becomes Less Of A Boy In Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Sparrows

by

Much buzz surrounded the Reykjavík International Film Festival premiere of ‘Sparrows’ (‘Þrestir’), director Rúnar Rúnarsson’s second feature film. It begins

Culture
Movies & Theatre
Deconstructing The Three Dogateers: Paw-Teur Theory

Deconstructing The Three Dogateers: Paw-Teur Theory

by

No cinematic genre testifies more urgently to the realities of contemporary American family life than the direct-to-video talking-pet movie. A

Show Me More!