But it wasn't just pretty to look at it. Shainberg and screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson wrote a great story that married the somewhat dreamlike and nearly realistic elements quite nicely. Despite taking its time and meandering a bit, the story never dragged for me. The acting was splendid. Even dressed up as a wookie, Robert Downey Jr. performed amazingly (as usual). I was worried that Nicole Kidman would bug me, but she was suprisingly excellent. Strangely, I think I prefer her acting when she has dark hair.