Stephen Dorff narrates this tale about how his life goes astray as his character attempts to strike a balance between the demands of directing his first film and the pressures of his new romance with a model. U2s Bono plays a role in this film as both himself and Dorffs characters concience.
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This another masterpiece by the guy who brought us Three O'Clock High.NeedI say more? This is a movie about a guy who's not all that likeabledoing alot of things that aren't that likeable until the end when he makes youwonder if perhaps you've judged him too soon.
Stephen Dorff (Jake) takes us through an interesting and amusing narrativeof a small-time director trying to make a childhood dream cometrue.Having written the story, Phil Joanou, obviously had a clear idea of howhewanted the visuals to work with not only the narration style but with thestory and characters. These all come together to create some comicscenariosas well as visual feasts for the eyes. It's the kind of movie that isinteresting to look at as well as understand, and maybe the visual effectscould have been taken to the extreme, but nevertheless a successful pieceofdirecting.As a U2 fan I was a bit apprehensive about the part that the band wouldplay, but was pleasantly surprised to find them as important as all theother minor characters in the story. And therefore I didn't expect them tobe anything other than themselves.Joanou obviously loves what he does. With work like this let's hope we canexpect great things to come.
I watch films more than most people I know( and I live in Hollywood), and maybe it was just the point in my life in which i could relate to the film, but this movie is AMAZING!. After watching it on accident about 2 years ago, I have since watched it about 15 times. Each charactor plays such a perfect roll to exemplify the entropy we feel in all our lives, and the way people try to interfear with our own paths. Whether you are a romantic, or a jaded heart-broken movie watcher, you will find true relation to this amazing story.
But those who can connect with the director at some level will reallylike this film. It is not surprising to see such difference in thecomments left behind about this film. I guess it is one of those thatyou either love or hate. I for one, loved it. It has "some what" uniquecamera work that goes well with the story and it makes interesting useof jump cuts in its editing. Most of the actors are very comfortable intheir roles, especially Stephen Dorff. If you are familiar with thecircumstances behind the making of this film, you will appreciate iteven more. Some comments criticized the "smoking cat scene". People, itwas only his imagination! And if you had understood the film you wouldknow why that scene is there. This film is better then good but notgreat and it may come of as being a little pertinacious. Finally, thetagline summarizes it really well, 'The hardest thing to do in life isdirect your own'.
This story tells of a Rock Music video director (based on the life of writer, director Phil Joanou) who's life is turned upside down by his love for a french model. Filled with recognizable stars and the band U2, Entropy is a good example of the lengths that people will go to to try and avoid heartbreak.
This is a marvellous film. It's creative and almost refreshing, even withits not so happy ending. I've been reading other comments and some peopleseem a bit bothered by the film's perspective and presentation. Jake is nota character that you can fall in love with. But you can empathize. He'sself-centered, egotistical, creative...i found the narration sceneswonderful, what better way to narrate a film about a film maker, than tohave the character physically narrating, instead of just a voice over. Iknow a few film makers/students and they are alot like Jake, i felt thatwasportrayed quite accurately. I liked the relationship between Jake andStella...i liked the feeling of being swept away, but being afraid at thesame time. The scene with the cat was great because it showed you righttherethat Jake is not all there in the head, which made me laugh even more whenithought back to the comment in the beginning about models being insane, andthe hint that Stella might be insane herself. I think you can relate toJake's character if you've ever loved someone and messed up and let themgo,or if you're a stella, someone who was hurt by selfish acts such as Jake's(like when he got upset because she was busy working and couldn't talk tohim, when he had done the same to her). Anyway it's a great film, and thecharacters fit perfectly together, even Bono is wonderful and not at alloutof place. Highly reccommended. I gave it a 9.
I watched ten minutes and forced myself to stop. I had so much hate forthose who created and funded this movie, and I was afraid I would take itout on nearby innocent people who were not supporting the dissemination ofthis film. The script is horrible; while I cannot quote the dialoguespecifically (mind clouded by hate and all), I remember cringing from thefirst line onward. And then there is the narrative style- which I thinkworks when the character is extremely likable (Ferris Bueller) orextremelyverbal (High Fidelity), but just does not go over so well when the maincharacter is just self-obsessed and painfully annoying. I also saw thecoffee shop scene, and agonized over what was causing me to poke at myeyeswith a fork- was it the inane dialogue or the lifeless acting of thatwoman?Perhaps I will never be sure. I turned the TV off right after Dorff turnstothe camera during their `love' scene, as it was the straw that broke thecamel's back, and I think my remote control when I threw it at thetelevision. Maybe it gets better.maybe it starts over after ten minutes? Ionly hope that there is a reason for other people liking this film. I loveBono as much as the next guy, but neither God nor Bono could save the soulof the writer/director responsible for this abomination.
Do not listen to any negative comments you read about this movie. It washighly enjoyable, funny, clever, with fine acting and even offered someimportant messages without the depressing "Life Sucks And Then You Die"finale seen in some recent popular box office draws like "American Beauty"and "A Simple Plan". If you're in the mood for a good movie and don't mindan educational message in the meanwhile, don't miss thismovie.
What a great film... I honestly think this film, like many others aboutmaking movies, is misunderstood, and more importantly unappreciated by the non-film biz audience. This one in particularbecause it really is more about what it's like to be a young, up andcoming director, than about making a movie.I can personally relate to a lot of this film, which is probably why Ilove it so much.In all honesty, though I really like the somewhatexaggerated tone and style of the piece, it is probably the mostaccurate and honest representation of what young, first-timedirectors actually go through on a daily basis.From what I know of Phil Joanou, being a big fan of his work, thiswas a very personal and autobiographical project for him.Ipersonally like to see films that are personal to the filmmakerbecause they have more of a sense of reality and passion to them.Actually going through events in your life, and then being able tomake films about them is truly the greatest gift that can be given tothe filmmaker...Bravo Phil, you have made a really great film. It's funny, intelligent,artistic, insightful, and just plain well done. Keep 'em coming.
I thought the film was wonderful, the way the story progressed without everbogging down, and the creative narrative asides were fantastic. I thoughtit especially clever that at the lowest points in the film, thedirector/writers/producers threw in the funniest parts i.e., the 'RussianRoulette' scene and the 'talking cat' scene. It, as well as the creativeuse of sped-up film in the driving scenes helped the story along and keptupthe pace of the film. I think this would particularly appeal to anybodythat likes artistic films, and enjoys watching the work of someone whoisn'tafraid to be creative.Besides, Kelly MacDonald as Pia is hot.
It's refreshing to see a movie like this get made instead of some of thefarces we seeing studio heads giving the green light to, today. Kudos tothose who both greenlighted it and who made it.Entropy had it all for me because it was funny, tragic (funny tragic) anddramatic. I felt good throughout the movie and I actually don't know why Ididn't know more about it or Phil Joanou. I blame this on the modern daymovie machine not being able to properly promote movies that are bothcreative and eye catching. The scenes from New York's waterfront are in boldand contrasting colors, and it enlivened me further during a recent visitthere. Joanou did the right thing film makers are supposed to do, heinspired us to see more into life and art and be entertained in the process.Such is the personal story that is being told in Entropy. After all, I don'tthink there is a single soul out there that hasn't felt some sort ofincident or disaster in our romantic lives, and can't look back at it andlaugh at in jest. We are not the most perfect of people, us humans, and allthe better we can share the experience!I give Entropy an "8" just because it was so entertaining and visual, andwhile there will be many that will call this plainly over-rating, I don'tcare, I just really enjoyed the movie and could watch it again and again.
entropy is a boring and annoying film that uses U2 as an excuse for people to view the film. this same director did 'state of grace' a while back which was a classic. this film is anything but that. dorff gives a flat performance and the female lead doesn't succeed. the talking cat is an insult to a film that sucks anyhow. the only thing this film had going for itself was having robert de niro as a producer. i doubt he has anything good to say about this flop either.
The director of U2's Rattle and Hum video, makes a great effort at asemi-autobiographical story. I'm not sure how much is from Phil Jouano'sreal life, but the impression is that Jake Walsh (dorff) is Juoanu. I likedthis film so much, I added it to my personal collection, and watch it withfriends often. Though it wasn't a big hit, it gets my vote as a short timein the life of a movie director in a rock and roll lifestyle spiraling downkind of thing. Good soundtrack too. But the talking cat is what made themovie for me. Any movie with a talking and smoking cat rules!!
Obviously, director/writer Joanou thinks the events depicted in Entropyareworld-class crazy. Personally, I've had crazier weekends.Married someone you didn't know in Vegas? Trite. Get caught getting ablowjob on a plane? You know the response. Losing your girlfriend becauseofyour brain-dead reaction to her pregnancy? Hardly the first time. Climboutof a window to escape? Who hasn't done it?Secondly, don't you get the feeling poor old Jake sees himself as thevictimall the way through?Joanou seems to be so literal about some things in his story when heshouldn't have been and glosses over the things he should be deadlytruthfulabout, such as his relationship with Stella.At the beginning I wonder why Stella is interested in him unless, ofcourse... and she does reveal she knows he is directing a film in theirfirst meeting. Ah, but no, her original love-at-first-sight motive isleftto stand.And even in the end, am I supposed to think Stella hasn't found anyoneelse(presumably because Jake can't be replaced), that they are trulystar-crossed lovers, doomed to live on opposite sides of the Atlanticbecause of something weird and un-translatable in Stella'sbrain?
Entropy has some of the most amazing photography I have seen in a longwhile. Not that it's outstanding and industry-shattering, but it's puttogether in amazing shots that leaves one just simply impressed. Thesurreal part of the film nicely blended in with the normal part, showingthedirector's determination and love of it. Dorff gives an incredible,unbelievably awesome performance that's truly worth your while.
I admit it...I only gave Entropy a try because I am a disgusting U2 fan.And Bono wasn't really all that bad in his first acting role...playinghimself.The story is stale. Much of the comedy is predictable. The dialogue isvery weak.However! This film has AMAZING style. The colors, lighting, andcinematography are gorgeous.So, I suggest, in order to get the utmost enjoyment out of the film is tomute it and play a cd (perhaps a cd of the Irish rock bandvariety).
This movie was surprisingly funny as well as entertaining. Excellent movie.
I don't claim to be any kind of movie critic, but I must say something about this movie, because it was definitely the best film I've seen in a while. There were some brilliant scenes, and the technique was quite original. It was enlightening to see a creative twist on the "boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy tries to get girl back" theme. I loved the message, and Stephen Dorff's performance was powerful and believable. For those who did not understand or appreciate this film (as I've seen in other reviews), I pity you. Although I do realize that maybe if you can not relate to the message of the movie then it might not affect you as much as it affected me. But if you have ever lost the one person who was perfect for you, and if you are someone who is in touch with your dark side, who enjoys a comedic look at the trials and tribulations of everyday life and love, then this movie will entertain and enlighten you. I anticipate watching this movie again, and I strongly recommend it, for not only is it brilliantly arranged, but it is just one of those films that tugs at your emotions and makes you think about your life, regardless of who you are.
Fine almost-psychedelic-oriented comedy about romance, struggles in artwork and just loosing your mind (and finding it back). The meaning ofthe word tells it all. Dorff offers a great performance. U2'sperformances in the movie are in the right spots and at the right time.Very experimental yet great results. Entropy is a must for people who like the first stages of Tarantino,the visual experimentation of Olver Stone and the hilarity of WoodyAllen (strange but rather great mix!).I find it mind blowing that the plot begins with the narrator in anawful shape explaining the story and then gets to meet his owncharacter and the movie goes on! The ending leaves you with a melancholic feeling because all us who arestill attached to this world have experienced the "Entropy" after anintense experience what ever it was. See you in the journey to forever!
Phil Joanou's use of camera filters, and color highlights, did a fantastic job of setting the mood for this film. Not many directors can pull off an "I'm sorry I diched you" film and live to tell the tell. I think he used every film technique in existence, all brillantly.