No, I’m not referring to Chet’s condition after his latest dose of Ritalin, cough drops, and glue sniffing. I just watched this movie on DVD.
I was very impressed. Great performances by both Robin Williams and Al Pacino and a great screenplay from start to finish. Some flaws held this movie back, but it still vies with Signs for best 2002 movie that I’ve seen. Considering Memento was one of my 2001 favorites, director Christopher Nolan is setting himself some high expectations for the future.
I have to believe Williams will be Oscar nominated for this role.
If you do a DVD buy or rental, make sure to watch the Christopher Nolan/Pacino “interview”.
I’d say Christopher Nolan is probably the most exciting young director in Hollywood, although he’ll have to move away from his trademark “mental state of man deteriorating” eventually and that will be his challenge.