Sunday, June 5, 2011
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw
a guy follows people for fun until he follows a guy who follows people to break into their apartments and mess with their heads. he then becomes this guys student and learns his ways.
[I picked the Japanese poster because it was the first hit, not for any strange/subtle humor. -MOster]
There were some interesting things going on in this movie, and it's easy to see how it fed into Memento. However, given that Memento is its successor, you can imagine how much money was available to Following.
I suppose they did what they could with that constraint, but the writing and the direction definitely outpaced the acting. This was a movie full of unlikeable characters doing shitty things largely for no discernible reason, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. But it didn't really leave me with anything special.
When you're writing your paper about the eleventh Batman rereboot movie, be sure to watch this.
meh. i was not in the mood for this sort of a movie. moster picked it because there was nothing on the television and it's length is only a little over an hour. unfortunately, it was a little too heavy and too black and white noir for what i was feeling that night so i only partially paid an annoyed attention. i don't think it was anything special. and i'm sticking to that.