Ménage à trois – On “Maggie`s Plan” by Rebecca Miller

Just Imagine we had a version of this movie when things were re-edited backward:
– We saw the Ménage à trois at the beginning and we had those voice-over narration (which is now there for no reason) to autopsy the mess we are now seeing and deal with a real hitch.Is Maggie`s plan to reproduce her parents life with his partner, or desperately prove that there was a reason to be in the world by that remarriage is that strong of a premise to build a story?
– We could easily imagine to get rid of that snubbish late Woody Allen tone and rhythm, and replace it with something more original, say upbeat Jazzy, like his earlier works!

It would get hilarious and far more reaching, more screwball as it intended or shows to be intended at the fourth act.

I think i don`t like the way Ms Miller thinks as an auteur because i believe she is yet to absorb the imagery of cinema. Her ideas are brilliant, not as images, but words. They are literally funny, not cinematically.

I love how the New Yorker inspired generation establishing themselves as the new visionaries of indie voices in Cinema; Noah Baumbach is the first who comes to mind (obviously Greta Gerwig is here!). But there is just more to life than just Zizek to make a good movie.

P.S. Again the ensemble is great on paper: Ethan HawkeJulianne MooreBill HaderTravis FimmelMaya Rudolph

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