Fanciful, disturbing, and wildly original, it announces the arrival of a fresh, bold voice in American cinema.
At first rather annoying in its heavy emphasis on reenactments, this movie ultimately proves fascinating, simply because the complicated, highly dramatic tale it tells still almost defies belief.
The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
It’s sentimental, ridiculously long and only occasionally funny