Don't worry - no spoilers!!!
Elijah Wood: Patrick in ESOTSM and Mikey in COF
Tom Wilkinson: Doctor in ESOTSM and Bollingsworth in COF
David Cross: Stoner friend of Carrey in ESOTSM and Andy in COF
Okay... this Michel Gondry (director of ESOTSM)MUST be connected with Traktor (group that directed COF)...
*Twilight Zone theme plays*
So... how did I like the movie? Hmmmm.... it IS a harder sell than I thought it would be. I think I was looking for a little more humor - more of a comedy of errors like COF, which was also a fairly dark comedy.
This is probably not going to draw you in very quickly. It's much like a foreign movie... you have to be patient and just trust that it's taking you somewhere. And in the end - it did. Very interesting. And I want to give credit to Carrey and Winslet - they really made it work, with a couple of characters that are not the easiest people to play. Good going, Carrey! I think this is the role I've always wanted to see him play.
Could this have been a little funnier and a little more loving AND still work? Yes, I think it could. But I have to be honest - this is very true to life, with all of its blemishes - and boredom - and washed-out colors - and occasional splashes of color. I'm going to have to think about this one for a while.
What about Elijah Wood? Not enough shown of his character to find out whether he really has a heart or not, that's my complaint. But he does a good job of playing a pathetic, slightly creepy young guy. *S* Still don't like him with that haircut! *G* But he did a good job of getting the character right, especially the voice.
Have to share these comments overheard from the young couple behind me:
(early on, from the guy): "Hey... is that... Frodo?" (*ggl*)
(after the movie was ever, from the girl, intensely but not loudly): "Don't you EVER have me erased from your memory!"
[my icon was made with a pic of Lij that showed up when he was filming ESOTSM - *G*]