Have you seen this? I was really looking forward to it what with Joaquin Phoenix being in it. Didn't really enjoy it at all though.
Sounds as if it's based on Scientology? DS1 recommended it and he said he enjoyed it but it wasn't as good as he'd hoped. He's 15, just glad ds2 didn't watch it, he's 12. So much nudity and also use of the C word.
Was the nude women scene and hallucination or did that happen?
I am reviving this thread because I've just seen it and Just Did Not Get The Fuss. Yes, both Joaquin Phoenix and PSHoffman are v good actors and both totally inhabited their characters. But I did not really 'see' what was so special about JP's character, what did The Cause leader see in him? And how was The Cult leader 'charismatic'?? What on earth did they all see in him?
And then it just ended - yes. I've notw watched it twice and just find it a bit... bleh. Don't get the message if there is one and found it boring. Beatifully acted, great cinematography and costumes, but 'the best film of 2012' as some of the critics said? Really??