This film is based on a play from 1897 by Arthur Schnitzier, set in seven cities exploring social boundaries and the connections between groups of people. A lonely businessman, blackmail by a colleague, calling off an affair, student breaks up with boyfriend, recovering alcoholic travels to find his missing daughter, newly paroled criminal, widower with religious devotion.
Many times an ensemble cast of stars do not a good movie make!! Star power cannot elevate weakness in a screenplay. 2 1/2* (This movie is so-so)
110 min, Drama directed by Fernando Meirelles with Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster, Lucia Siposova, Gabriela Marcinkova, Peter Morgan.
Note: Blockbuster 3 ½*, imdb 5.9 out of 10, 21% critic 35% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.