It is the alter ego of Venus in Polanski fur released in the same year, coincidentally! We are at The Broadway Theater! Can the director meditate? Can you implement the leavening? Can you split up? To have a double? In the representation it must be all fake ... but in reality it is true! Here too who is the viewer ... who is the director? Are we happy to see fake drunks? It's theater and cinema!
Keaton repeats his role from "Batman", Norton repeats Pitt's role from "Fight Club", but this self-conscious piece of crap brings nothing to the understanding of cinema and new media. Especially the female roles are very badly written: Norton can easily sexually assault his stage partner only to win her heart. Come on, Inarritu, "8 1/2" had been directed half of the century before you.