All of the above performers have their time to shine, but none impresses quite like Emma Stone. Sam’s status as a former addict is never belabored by the writing or directing, leaving Stone room to tap into her character’s past while still be able to forge her own future. As good as everyone is here, Stone’s interactions with Keaton are the ones I was left desperate for more of when the lights came up. Too often type cast as sassy, cutesy romantic leads, she slips into this damaged, *beep* psyche beautifully. Finally, with room to do something truly different, Stone takes charge, and comes closest to matching Keaton in commitment to every unpleasant little detail doled out by the script. Mike presents an artistic challenge, and the booming voice in Riggan’s head is a psychological challenge, but only Sam is the real deal when it comes to affecting legitimate reflection in Riggan’s life. Everything else, despite all the fuss about reviews and box office intake, is secondary, regardless of what Riggan tells himself.
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