Review: A retired conductor is on holiday in the Alps with his best friend, a film director. The conductor brings his daughter along with him. He receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday. While on holiday with his friend they reflect on their lives and their children.
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Actors: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Paloma Faith and Jane Fonda
Genre: Comedy and Drama
One very obscure and bizarre film. I felt that the director had this idea with this film but in the end didn’t quite know what to do with it when the time came. Some scenes did work and were quite amazing and there were others where it just started to fall apart a bit. One of the strongest performances was from Paul Dano. Although he didn’t really do that much he still had a big impact on the screen. He is one actor that you can just watch and you are glued to the screen. Michael Caine was brilliant but not his best performance. I did find it all very creepy. The director wrote the script with Michael Caine in mind. Paloma Faith is in this but makes a very brief appearance. One thing I did enjoy all the way through this was the film score.