R&A 14: Third Person

2 h 17 min  |  Love&Anarchy  |  Release Date: 18.9.2014

Paul Haggis examines his own storytelling methods in Third Person, an ambitious puzzle-movie in which couples in three interlocking stories reveal different facets of a single psyche — namely, the author’s. With segments set in Paris, Rome and New York, this tony contempo romance serves as a Crash course in complex modern relationships, focusing primarily on issues of guilt and trust as they relate to love.

Liam Neeson plays a Pulitzer-winning novelist struggling to write a sincere, self-conscious work about Love. (...) In order to understand Love from other perspectives, Haggis provides two other fully fleshed-out dramas in far-removed corners of the world. In Rome, a shady corporate thief (Adrien Brody) (...) meets a beautiful gypsy woman (Moran Atias), and the subsequent journey their relationship takes serves as a metaphor for the leaps of faith required when two complete strangers connect. Meanwhile, in New York, a failed soap star (Mila Kunis) consults with a skeptical attorney (Maria Bello) to win back child-visitation rights from her ex-husband (James Franco), whose trust issues run deeper than the fact she endangered their son’s life.

One could look at Third Person (...) as a Rorschach test, reading between the lines for a glimpse into Haggis’ psyche.

Peter Debruge, Variety

Language: English / Subtitles: -


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