Fun movie laden with super strong performances. It's hard to even spot the edits and cuts, it feels like you're watching an actual Broadway performance since the whole thing is so fluid (I still can't figure out how they filmed an entire movie like this exactly). These have to be the best performances yet for Emma Stone and Zach Galifinakis (who you may not even recognize). Edward Norton and Michael Keaton are both fairly strong too. Naomi Watts is ok.
Some good laughs, some good stressful moments, I can see this movie getting lots of attention come awards season. Especially on the directing side.
Hard to believe this was the guy who played Beetlejuice.
Great film, recommended.
Heart rating: 4.5 stars
Brain rating: 4.5 stars