I thought this was a good movie all in all. The acting was good and sowas the story line. It was a tale of a man who was trying to findhimself and find happiness in his life, isn't this what we all aresearching for in the end? The main character Gabe wanted to be a writerso he gave up everything to do this. I think sometimes people are overcritical of movies and over analyze things...just sit back and enjoythe ride and try to find a moral to the story instead of finding allthe flaws. because this is what is wrong with our society as a whole,we always look for the flaws. So i would definitely recommend thismovie it was different from the mainstream blockbusters and had somedeep meaning to it.User: matevz-vidmar1989
I just watched this movie and i must admit it wasn't brilliant butbetter then a lot of other movies.
The plot starts with a family seemingly happy but as you have alreadyguessed nothing is as it seems. The guy is a thinker while the wife isnot so much. Then blah blah blah and the guy writes a sarcastic play,leaves his wife, and finally gets together with his true soul mate.
Now a response to the previous review: A guy criticized that the plotmakes us completely unsympathetic to the main character due to hisungratefulness to what he has(the happy family stuff). I agree that youshouldn't not leave a marriage in ruin like that but in order toachieve that you need to be on the same level of understanding withyour partner. That doesn't mean that you always agree but it means heat least gets your "multiple sarcasm". Im not talking aboutintelligence here well maybe I am so what some people get it some don'tthat is just how it is.
Anyway not a bad movie but i think it dint reach the right audience.
I was really looking forward to "Multiple Sarcasms". With a story abouta man, basically at a mid-life crisis, who is looking for happiness inwriting and in films, I thought I could really relate. But for a filmabout playwriting at its heart, it's rather poorly written. Many scenestelling us things that we already know. The first third of the film wasintroducing us to the main characters, over and over again. But I goteverything I needed to know about the characters in the first scene sothe rest just became a lesson in boredom.
It was supposed to be about Gabriel discovering that his happiness isrooted in writing, but then out of nowhere the main story became aboutcrossing the line of infidelity. Not writing at all. Boredom, crossinginto confusion just becomes frustration. Even with the many underratedactors, "Multiple Sarcasms" is not worth the frustration and boredom.
Another reviewer here characterized the whole premise of the movie as"preposterous". Obviously, that person has not known many people ofwealth and privilege. I have personally known many people of great"success" and wealth who were not very happy. They may have fulfilledthe "American Dream" of job, family, etc... but they did NOT feelcontentment, fulfillment or joy. One recently committed suicide... avery well-off and talented guy.
So, it's not "preposterous" at all. It's quite common and veryunderstandable since our values here are based almost completely onmoney -- which is only a tool and you can't purchase happiness, onlydistraction.
My wife and I just couldn't muster the energy and will to watch a movieabout a man who has everything (wife, daughter and job), and is in arather enviable position overall. And his problem is... well, wecouldn't figure out. He's bored? Doesn't "like his life"? So, let'smake a movie about it, shall we?
The premise to this movie is so preposterous, that his audience may beleft completely unsympathetic to the main character, or even lesssympathetic to the whole enterprise that made the movie possible.
The saving grace of this movie is the good directing - there's a pinchof comedy to give a genre direction to the movie, but apart that, thecharacters seem rather genuine. Sadly, the whole plot is stillborn andworthless.