And Now Ladies & Gentlemen (2003)
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|Rating:||PG-13 (for momentary language)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||Claude Lelouch|
|Written By:||Pierre Leroux, Pierre Uytterhoeven, Claude Lelouch|
|In Theaters:||Aug 8, 2003 Limited|
|On DVD:||Jan 13, 2004|
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as Valentin Valentin
as Jane Lester
as Madame Falconnetti
as Dr. Larry/Pharmacist
as Police Inspector
as Monsieur Falconnetti
as Sam Hernandez
as Trumpet Player
as English Customer
as Jane's Friend
as Italian Tourist
as Bateau-mouche Direct...
as London Jeweler
as Director Jamai
as Bulgari Jewler
as Boxing Opponent
as American Dream Waitr...
as Old Woman in London
as Son of London Jewele...
as Young Valentin
as TV Journalist
as Associate Inspector
as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for And Now Ladies & Gentlemen
A good-looking but slim confection that's short on the multi-characterisation and sense of entwined destinies that mark the great Lelouch sagas.
According to common usage, the French word stupide comes closer to silly than to dumb, which is how I might rationalize my affection for this harebrained, obvious, but euphoric tale.
You'll either like this soaringly daft confection, even as it aggravates you with its self-absorption, or you won't. I did.
The movie is overcrowded with ideas, any one of which might have made a fun premise. Put them all together and the result is just plain silly.
A beautifully crafted meditation on memory, fate, coincidence and yearning.
Audience Reviews for And Now Ladies & Gentlemen
[font=Century Gothic][color=purple]"And Now...Ladies and Gentlemen" is about two people of different professions - Valentin Valentin(Jeremy Irons, who also played Humbert Humbert in "Lolita". What gives?), a jewel thief/master of disguise and Jane Lester(Patricia Kaas), a jazz singer - who are both suffering from the same physical malady - blackouts with an amnesia chaser. [/color][/font]
[font=Century Gothic][color=#800080]It feels like Claude LeLouch is trying to make an old-fashioned romance but cannot really decide fully on the movie he wants to make. Does he want to make a tearjerker or "To Catch a Thief"? And the movie is none too plausible. But the Moroccan scenery is certainly nice. [/color][/font]
The acting by the cast in "and now... ladies and gentlemen" - both by great actors like Jeremy Irons, as well as others, like Patricia Kaas a famous Jazz singer, is beautiful, very deeply felt.
I was moved by the expression in these two actor's eyes. But one mustn't consider and rate acting by itself in Lelouch movies,which I was not familiar with, but it is the unity of all skills and feelings that make his work so profound. The acting, directing, photography, music... they make up the story.
This movie is filled with illusions, and incredible photographic beauty, specially the ones in Morocco. A must to see.
somehow the Morocco inspector reminds me of the TV serie Inspector Colombo, (funny)
This movie takes us through a journey that challenges our mind and fills our heart, if we simply let. The music is exceptional, while the story is complicated and unyielding in its twist and turns. At the end of the day, it leaves us emotionally feed and intellectually challenged as it confronts our own struggles between our dreams and our reality. Many of us, at least at some point in our life, have struggled with our own desire to escape our reality and weave our lives into our dreams. This movie takes us on such a journey.
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