And not much discussion. The film left me with so many questions and I’m not certain I understand it completely. I have my own first view of what I think the facts are ( as opposed to the plot), but I don’t think I’l ever be sure, at least not until I can parse out what’s real and what isn’t.
There’s a big spoiler in the first 3 minutes. Maybe not everyone will notice it, but it colored how I watched the film from there on in.
I was distracted by the costuming for Ahna O’Reilly throughout the film. Whether the choices were symbolic or not, I’m not sure, but I was frequently thinking, ” who dresses like that?” Yet, what she’s wearing when, seems critical to following what may be happening or not happening. There’s an ethereal, almost “fairy tale princess” look to much of her wardrobe, and the rest is just awful.
It’s a brain teaser for sure. Twists and turns that keep the viewer guessing, but never, at least for me, a certainty as to what’s what.
Some delectable shots of Richard Armitage, and a well done sex scene.
I don’t think this is among his best performances, but once again, I’m willing to blame it on the script and what his character’s purpose was most of the time.
For another quick assessment of the film, see here at Me and Richard