A grungy look at down-and-outers as corny as anything mainstream Hollywood has ever concocted.
Toronto International Film Festival
Depressing subject matter and deliberately drab look are likely to limit audiences.
Undermines viewers with annoying gaffes in plot and character logic and odd shifts in tone.
Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Luca Guadagnino's "I Am Love."
A pageant of piquant politics, social and economic allegories, Christmas, gluttony and orphans.
All that's missing is a prefatory title urging projectionists to play it loud.
Once it has turned violently crass in its final third, picactually begins to entertain.
Pic is a bracingly loopy exercise that lives up to its Toronto fest billing.