The Humbling (2014)
Following a breakdown and suicide attempt, an aging actor becomes involved with a much younger woman but soon finds that it's difficult to keep pace with her.
Once Pacino is surrounded by other characters, the comedy comes thick and fast and the material begins to come together in an absurd sort of way.
Another Roth older man-younger woman story, and this one feels shockingly out-of-date, from its retro ideas about lesbians and trans people to the two-dimensional vampire that the talented Gerwig is being forced to play.
Maybe the best thing Al Pacino has done has done this century
The Humbling is interesting only in how it fits into the filmography of its major talents.
If you can adjust to the film s uneven rhythms and often illusory vibe, there s a treasure trove of off-kilter humor, affecting pathos and first-class acting to be savored.