“The most interesting characters are initially difficult to like,” proclaims Jesse Eisenberg’s would-be filmmaker protagonist, in case his cringe comedy’s mission statement was otherwise unclear. Ben is an outlandish collage of unlikeable qualities: abusive, misanthropic, arrogant, vicious, self-loathing, needy, and a poor little rich kid. Eisenberg does everything possible to alienate in an indulgent two and a half hours, short of throttling a puppy, before asking if we can still love him.
- @mrdavidjays Although that's kind of a Dylan experience in itself... 1 hour ago
- @mrdavidjays Exactly - it fit his determined stoicism. I've just been reminded he did the Phantom film: youtube.com/watch?v=N2iU8X… 1 hour ago
- @mrdavidjays And oh god yes - one of the performances of 2017 1 hour ago