Ewan McGregor convincingly plays an awkward reporter in Iraq who stumbles into George Clooney, who used to be a part of the New Earth Army, an attempt to turn New Age/hippie practices into psychic warfare during the Cold War. The New Earth Army was founded by Jeff Bridges’ character, another great performance reminiscent – from a different angle of his character in The Big Lebowski. It’s a rather physical comedy, along with a number of funny lines, as we learn in flashback of the rise and fall of the New Age Army.
The scriptwriter doesn’t know how to finish it, and the climax isn’t anticipated well enough, but instead comes rather randomly, as so much of the film does. (It’s a universe of coincidence, but not quite enough is made of all the coincidence to convince.)
Showing at the Luna.