Untitled – Movie Review
A fashionable contemporary art gallerist in Chelsea, New York falls for a brooding new music composer in this comic take on the state of contemporary art. Adam Goldberg (Two Days In Paris) plays the composer, whose work calls for paper crumpling, glass breaking and bucket kicking. Marley Shelton (Grindhouse) plays the gorgeous Chelsea gallerist, whose latest show features an artist, played by Vinnie Jones (Snatch), who employs taxidermy and household objects. Further complicating the affair is the composer’s brother, played by Eion Bailey (“Band of Brothers”), whose highly commercial art work – the financial backbone of the gallery – is sold to corporate clients discreetly out of the gallery’s back room.
UNTITLED Is too hip for the room. It’s a story about two brothers, one of whom does pedestrian abstract art for a hotel chain, and the other makes experimental music for four people, including his parents who walk out on the concert as well. There are two women in the musician’s life, both gorgeous blondes. One is a saxophone player who longs for him and he ignores, and the other is a gorgeous gallery owner who, in theory, is hooked up with his brother, and in a Cain and Abel kind of situation. The musician, who is played by Adam Goldberg, hooked up with the gallery owner. It turns out to be a story about competition and rivalry and art, and creativity. Also, a satire about the world of art and commerce. For two thirds of it, it’s really funny and mean spirited and hilarious, and then it doesn’t know quite what to do with itself. So, for about 15 minutes it becomes a traditional story which doesn’t work nearly as well. Then, the movie finds its footing again in the last five minutes and becomes just as mean spirited as it was in the first hour plus. So, I’d give it four stars.