The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Philip Kaufman directs this 1988 adaptation of the "unfilmable" Czech novel by Milan Kundera. Like most unfilmable novels, the film version does little to change it's filmability status. Just because it exists doesn't mean it's existence is justified.

Or so I hear. I've never read the whole novel, but it seems something's missing, or maybe multiple things. Pat felt it, too. It's not a bad film, especially for one that flies from sex scene to sex scene over a backdrop of political upheaval that is itself more interesting than the characters on whom the tale rests.

Daniel Day-Lewis stars and we ruminate on what his famed Method absolutism manifested during filming.