Youth (review)

Youth (review)
Youth (review)
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If you saw the last film from director Paolo Sorrentino you’ll have some idea what to expect here (here’s my review of “The Great Beauty”). Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel play successful artists (composer/conductor and movie writer/director) who muse about their past and ponder their future. Some of their conversations and encounters with others are interesting, but they’re interrupted by scenic views of the Swiss Alps, random musical performances and people chilling at the resort. These artistic moments provide lovely images and texture that hinder the progress of the already minimal plot. Caine has some tender moments, but the film is too long, too slow, too pretentious and too scattered. (At Criterion Cinemas only.)


2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)


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  1. Too bad! There’s too few stories told by aging elite. (That sounds sarcastic, but it’s not.) I, for one, am constantly seeking clues as to the meaning of life “so far.” If these exceptional actors in their Chapter 4 of life can’t sustain a movie, then secrets will die with the storyteller. And that’s just a shame.

    • I wouldn’t totally rule it out for you, Irene. You might find it more meaningful.

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