I too echo Max's review, I felt like I was in a haze/foggy dream most of the movie and became restless as well. But absolutely woke up today knowing I had to see again (like mod has said) before I try to reach for any real conclusion or opinion. I was quite taken with a lot of the long shots and honestly the production quality, (art/set depts) deserve some serious applause, some great tiny details that left me knowing 100% what decade I was in, and I found myself really inspecting so much of the background in all the scenes, I got a big kick out of that. Man I love Phoenix, but since the trailer I just felt he was mis-cast, I still had that feeling after last night. BUT, I love the man and really can't wait to revisit again soon. I was kinda amazed at how different this movie felt and truly applaud PTA for being able to reserve his style but make it all feel totally different than anything else.
One more thought - sometimes with music and movies, I'm not ready for them in that moment of my life. Sometimes they land at the perfect times and life long love relationship forms, but there are times, I know I have to go back. I felt I had some serious expectations, but ended up watching something surreal and so different that I need to adjust and take a second look.