The best comedy of summer so far.
The script was sharp (co-written by director Lisa Cholodenko). The acting was top-notch. Mark Ruffalo continues to assuage my fears about being the third Bruce Banner/Hulk. I was already a huge Mia Wasikowska fan from the first season of HBO’s In Treatment and can now forgive her for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. The relationship between Annette Benning and Julianne Moore was the best part of the movie but I did have a problem with [SPOILER BEGINS] the affair between Moore and Ruffalo. You can see that there are cracks in the relationship between Benning and Moore but I felt the affair just started out of nowhere. Until the affair begins, you don’t really see any real physical connection between them [SPOILER ENDS]. But it’s a small quibble and I got over it pretty quickly.
Also, I’m pissed about what happened to Luis the gardener (Joaquín Garrido).
I guess the best thing I can say about this movie is, after the movie ended, I wanted to know what the future held for all the characters.