Sorry to say it, but this movie was tremendously bad. I love Olivier Assayas to death, but this movie was a huge swing and a miss that was just barely reminiscent of why Assayas is brilliant. Ever since "Irma Vep," Olivier is having a seriously hard time coming up with something brilliant. To sum it up, this movie rambled like crazy, and you just didn't care about the straggling loose ends and unrelated story lines. The main character, presumably Assayas in his youth, just seems depressed and unresponsive like a stone. I hated and totally disagreed with the violent left wing political message. This is a weird attempt at an epic Hollywood period piece about the 1960s and '70s, but it achieves neither that goal, nor the goal of being a great Assayas movie. This movie tries to capture the whole time period, and captures nothing. It goes on and on about uneventful, non-impactful things, and fails to capture the beautiful nuances and subtleties of human reaction and emotion that permeates "Irma Vep." Watch that instead. Unfortunately, with movies like this, I am starting to forget why Assayas is awesome, and thinking maybe "Irma Vep" was a totally accidental foray into awesome territory for him. Olivier, you need a movie that is an artistic hit to redeem yourself, buddy! I'm starting to lose faith. Sorry! One star.