Michael Keaton shows off his ACTINGS as a former movie superhero trying to get respect in a Broadway play. Emma Stone is bony as his daughter and Edward Norton is a pretentious difficult actor who is his co-star. Norton gets punched in the face by Keaton. There are extreme close ups and this does not leave one enraptured. Nobody has a meaningful relationship of goodwill or noble goals. Keaton rants about how his movie career was woefully unfulfilling to him. Nobody has appropriate emotion. This was talky and philosophical and kind of boring. Naomi Watts prances and the ending is bizarre. This was not exquisitely wrought.
“I look like a turkey with leukaemia!”
“Beg people to love me.”
The Score (2001)
Pretty In Pink (1986)