30 November 2002 | eno2000
Depending on your expectations, you'll either hate it or love it.
This is one of those rare films that seems to divide into only two
You will only be able to love or hate this movie. However, I think the
previous reviews leave out an essential element to determining which camp
you fall into: whether you are interested in the actors (based on
roles) or the film.
The best way to give you some idea of what to expect is the usual
comparison with other films. If you loved Martin Scorcese's film, After
Hours or enjoyed Something Wild (with Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels)
were even guiltily amused by Who's That Girl (Madonna and Griffin Dunne),
then you will probably like this movie. Stars and Bars uses a similar
formula of "straight laced, uptight man" being taken for a wild adventure
"free-spirited, sexy woman".
Obviously, this would put someone like Daniel Day-Lewis into the right
(a tightly wound serious man), but in a very different universe from
like "My Left Foot" and "The Age of Innocence". If you are hoping for
another period piece or serious art, this film is not for you. Luckily,
happen to like films that range from Wim Wenders to the latest Adam