Is this an elaborate practical joke for his own amusement, or the actual direction Phoenix would like his career, and life, to take? If it is the former, it is hard to see what a successful punch-line would look like. READ MORE
It will certainly not live as long in the memory as Fantasia, Dukas’ symphony or Goethe’s poem but it is a harmless, family film that knows its audience. The audience just needs to show up in the first place.
Dan Higgins is the Editor-in-Chief of Pure Movies. He is also the creator of MadMeninNotes.com, has edited a number of publications and has a degree in English Language and Film Studies from the University of Sussex. He is a Senior Communications Specialist at the BBC and currently working on his first book.