Third Person

Trust is essential to any love relationship, writer-director Paul Haggis wants us to know, though he trusts us so little to grasp this theme ourselves that he makes his alter ego here, a world-weary novelist played by Liam Neeson, spell it out on his laptop. Well, Paul, I’m leaving you. It’s been good between us for a long time (Crash, In the Valley of Elah, The Next Three Days), but you’re smothering me and I need to move on. Three loosely connected romances play out in Paris, Rome, and New York City (though Neeson’s story line, transpiring mostly in a gleaming hotel room and featuring a naked Olivia Wilde, seems to be set in the Republic of Male Menopause). With Mila Kunis, Moran Atias, Loan Chabanol, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, and Kim Basinger.