Presque rien (Come Undone) (2000)
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The third collaboration between screenwriter Stephane Bouquet and writer/director Sebastien Lifshitz, Presque Rien is the story of a young French man coming to terms with his mother's depression, and his own homosexuality, during a summer holiday in France. Delicately handsome Mathieu (Jeremie Elkaim) has come to a seaside resort town with his sisters Annick (Marie Matheron) and Sarah (Laetitia Legrix) and his mother (Dominique Reymond), who has suffered from a crippling depression ever since
Feb 8, 2000 Wide
Jan 8, 2002
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Come Undone is the coming-of-age romance French-style, with emotions nuanced, effects subtle. But it's also achingly slow, at times bleak and, in the end, frustratingly and regrettably, rather pointless.
While Come Undone has some explicit material, what makes it a mature and special work is its embrace of the knotty and unfamiliar.
Although Come Undone deals with serious, difficult subjects ... it handles them kindly and with little angst.
A delicately managed piece that is by turns intimately detailed and elliptical.
Sticks to a standard of emotional honesty in following Mathieu's journey, and casting a shrewd eye as he stumbles toward self-awareness.
The sex scenes are bluntly beautiful, the boys are natural, superb actors, and you'll find yourself more than ready to embrace "Come Undone" as one of the great tales of amour.
Hopefully, even those who fail to accept the director's stylistic experiments will still appreciate the beautifully acted, disarming picture of youth and love.
If you found films like But I'm a Cheerleader or Edge of Seventeen profoundly unimaginative, Sebastien Lifshitz, making his directorial debut, has something to show you.
If you leave the theater for even a minute, you'll be lost, given the way Come Undone jumps around.
A highly credible, if rather unexceptional, look at the many insecurities and occasional joys of young love.
A grey, sullen treatment of an increasingly hackneyed subject, marked by opaque characterizations and a fractured, disjointed narrative style.
Deals with sex in terms of feelings, deep feelings, and with no need to reach for a cheap punch line in order to make everything 'acceptable' for audiences.
It's nothing new, but worth a viewing if only for the performances of Elkaïm and Rideau.
It impressionistically paints a portrait of a young man attempting to come to grips with himself and with life, without offering any simplistic solutions.
Starts out enigmatically, but ends at an escargot's pace.
I couldn't keep myself from checking my watch as my impatience with incoherent nature of the film grew.
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