"Went to see this with a few questions: is it that good, is Clooney finally brilliant in a film. Having seen it, its a chore of a watch. The first 45 minutes isnt that bad and you do feel a sympathy for him in that he really has no idea how to be the man he wants to be. However the sentimentality and frankly unbelieveable series of events that take you to the end made me just shake my head in disbelief. I felt the girl that played Alexandra did well in her role as a pseudo-mother figure. But Clooney? His films just leave you with a hollow feeling. There were tidbits that I felt oh use that, and then it went back to this conceited death run. Everyone experiences loss and knows how it feels. This film didnt leave me with that. Just a loss of time."