Like many bio-pics, I still don’t really feel I have a strong sense of the man in question. But with Sellers, who didn’t seem to have a strong sense of himself and therefore lost himself in a multitude of characters, this may have been the point.
Anyway, kudos to Rush as Sellers, John Lithgow as Blake Edwards, and even Charlize Theron as Britt Ekland. Non-kudos to whoever decided on the by-the-numbers, the decades-are-a-changing soundtrack (the director I presume). I think I heard “What’s New Pussycat?” and “It’s Not Unusual” at least eight times a piece. Also, just because it’s the end of the ‘70s and Sellers is making a decision whether or not to “go or stay” in the film industry does not mean you are required by law to use “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” by The Clash. Take a cue from your subject...genius requires being more inventive that that.