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'Third Person' at the mercy of a mix of emotions, stories
'Third Person' at the mercy of a mix of emotions, stories

"Third Person," the latest interlocking puzzle from Paul Haggis, is about love. But it's not a soft and fuzzy sort of love. As Leona Lewis put it in the pop hit a few years ago, it's the "you cut me open and I keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding" sort. Haggis uses a double-edged sword — and a relatively blunt one at that — to hack away at it. As the writer-director of the Oscar-winning "Crash" is wont to do, Haggis creates mysteries, raises questions, delves into psyches, and he rarely tidies things up at the end. This film is audacious in that regard. But in blurring the lines between truth and fiction as well as right and wrong, "Third Person" maddens far more than it intrigues. Indeed,...

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