Look Both Ways
Look Both Ways employs several intersecting storylines. What do you think of these “multiple-storyline films?” Richard Pena thinks Look Both Ways is a rare example of a successful one.
I’d suggest the sad and heart wrenching “Requiem for a Dream,” the parallel worlds of “Sliding Doors,” the mosaic of “Crash,” and the joyful “Love Actually.”
I’m a fan of multiple sotrylines when the stories of each individual are intertwined in a remarkable fashion. This joining of stories can happen all at once or slowly and surely as the movie progresses, but either way at the end of it all, the answers to every question that festered the brain, previously, should be answered. For example, “Crash” and “Little Dorrit” are one of my favorites.
I don’t really care for multiple storyline films – e.g., Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Magnolia” and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Babel” were trying experiences for me.