The word sumptuous was probably invented to describe this labour of love from Tarsem Singh (whose previous film The Cell was also visually a knock-out but unfortunately that's all it had going for it).
Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) plays an injured stuntman, Roy, hospitalised in the 1920s and telling tales of derring-do to young Alexandria (Catinca Untaru), a fellow patient. As the spine of the film is the genuinely touching relationship between these characters (Untaru's performance is utterly unaffected, full of natural wide-eyedness and mischief) it provides an emotional throughline to the often abstract and inconsistent imaginings (both Roy and Alexandria become characters in the tale as it develops).
Pace's voiceover is also there to provide a certain grounding, but often all that is asked of you is to sit slack jawed at the awesome visuals. Filmed in more than 20 countries, and it's all up there on the screen.