Clint: 5/5 stars, 9/10.
Carolyn: 4.6/5 stars, 10/10.
(She tried to say 8/10, then saw that she previously rated it 10/10, but felt that she liked it better this time, so she embarassedly changed her 8/10 back to 10/10. Not sure how I feel about that rating process.).
Re-watched because Clint got too drunk when we watched it back in ~2003, remembering nothing but “green lines”.
Plus it’s Charlie Kauffman (Being John Malkovitch, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind), who is possibly the most amazing writer in Hollywood.
And NIC CAGE!! Playing… Charlie Kauffman, who is writing the movie that we are watching, which is about adapting a book-within-the-movie into a movie-within-the-movie.
Yes: 4 levels here.
Our reality, our reality’s characters in the movie, the movie-within-the-movie, and the book that is based on.
And all 4 levels are tied to each other by causality.
They said a movie about flowers (rare orchids) couldn’t be interesting. They were wrong.
WITNESS THE SNORTING OF GREEN LINES.
See Nic Cage as IDENTICAL TWINS.
Good, good stuff. Very cerebral. This movie is a brain-buzz.
LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268126/