Tempo de leitura: menos de 1 minuto
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 Peter Sciretta
On the road with Judas is a film based on the book (same name) which stars actors playing characters playing characters from the book, actors playing actors playing characters from the book. Not only the film timeshift, jump through the years but it also jumps back and fourth between scenes and dialogue to set where the actors and the characters being interviewed about the book, which is being filmed as a movie. The back? You haven’t seen or heard anything until now.
Judas is a kleptomaniac who falls in love and contemplates the abandonment of theft of trade for the girl of his dreams. The story sequences are solid, but the delivery is what slows down the pace of the film. It may anger some and confuse. I think that you will have to read the book to fully enjoy the film adaptation because it is less adaptation and more of the spin-off.
Judas is a Charlie Kaufman movie on crack: fantasy incredibly, but lacking the proper direction. It’s an amazingly unique and incredibly original, but for some reason don’t work as a whole. You have to respect what a wonderful failure. Most people fail only in moderation. It takes a genius like J. J. Lask to create something crazy. I also wonder why Lask portrayed in the film is that self-absorbed, naive, when the real-life writer/director looks away from the screen depiction.
/Film rating: 7 of 10
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