Three different and separate stories are featured in this film. Michael has left his wife and he’s staying at a hotel to finish his novel. Anna begins seeing Michael and she is a journalist who wants to be a writer. Scott is in Italy to steal fashion designs and he meets Monika in a bar. Monika has saved her money to pay a smuggler holding her daughter for ransom. Julia has lost custody of her six-year-old son to her ex-husband. She must be on time to meet with her lawyer to try to change the courts mind about custody.
There is something about ensemble movies that seems to hold true and that is that they are usually bad? It must be that a movie that doesn’t have enough to say about one story but needs to have two more stories in order to advance and fill enough time? Consequently, none of the stories are important enough to be seen alone? Even a film filled with good actors can't elevate bad material!! 2* (I didn’t like this movie)
137 min, Drama directed by Paul Haggis with Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Kim Basinger, Maria Bello, Michele Melega, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Katy Louise Saunders, Loan Chabanol. Oliver, Crouch.
Note: Imdb 6.4 out of 10, 23% critic 36% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2*.