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Better to read the magazine story than watch the film.
This film had a nice feel to it and was nicely shot. However the story came across as disjointed and didn't make a lot of sense. It was interesting to see Jim Carey in such a bleak role however to me it came across as a very staged performance - And I'm not sure if the accent was a good idea as toward the end of the film it tended to go from Polish, to Northern Irish to American all in one scene.
I remember reading the article this film claims to tell the story of and went back and re-read it on the New Yorker website today. Its an interesting story which this film strays from dramatically, inventing in the whole 'sex club' sub-plot and completely changing the ending. Can't help but feel that in this case, the truth is much more entertaining than the fiction.
As said I enjoyed the direction, locations and cinematography but the rest of the film was a chore.
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