is a pleasant, well-executed movie, and doesn't fit any of Hollywood's
old formulas. It allows intelligent audiences to come to their
Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges both have
the talent to pull this story off for me. Based on the 1995 book
by Gene Brewer, it follows the thin line between sanity, insanity,
logic, and fantasy.
Without Kevin Spacey's ability, this film
would be almost nothing. It speaks of love, tolerance, and is
profoundly moving--a good message for our times.
Ex-Starman Jeff Bridges links up with Kevin
Spacey in K-PAX, a beautiful comedy about faith that turns
into a drama about family.
Oh, we've seen it all before; is he an
alien, or is it his way of dealing with a troubled past? If he's
so crazy, why is he curing all the patients in the mental ward?
And how does he know all that stuff about astronomy?
Well, whether friend or foe, it's nice
to have a visit, even though it was only for a couple of hours.
(Sings, For He's a Jolly Good
off well, but in the second half the plot turns and loses its
comic and imaginative edge, which disrupts its pace and brings
the movie down to a hokey level.
It's a shame that the picture develops
into such a conventional disappointment. There's so much left
unexplained in the end that it left me unsatisfied.