Come Undone (2000)
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as Pierre's Mother
as Bar Owner
as Waffle Seller
as Club Bouncer
as Annick's Friend
as Boy on the Beach
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Critic Reviews for Come Undone
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.
Audience Reviews for Come Undone
The actors seem very natural together, depicting well the intensity and wonders of first love, but the movie has a big problem in its fragmented narrative, which jumps randomly between two moments in time and so the story becomes less fluid and not very easy to relate to.
I can appreciate the story that it trys to tell - a young man trying to come to terms with his sexuality (and all that it entails).
The cast was exceptional. And the potential is there for a very moving and powerful film.
However, with the exception of one fairly graphic sex scene (which was more gratuitous then story strengthening)...I feel that the film is (ultimately) too subtle for it's own good.
[font=Century Gothic]"Come Undone" starts out with Mathieu(Jeremie Elkaim) leaving a city on a train...[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]...then it flashes back to a summer vacation at the beach where 18-year old Mathieu is staying with his sister, Sarah(Laeitia Legrix), and their invalid mother(Dominique Raymond) who is being cared for by Annick(Marie Matheron). One day at the beach, Mathieu meets Cedric(Stephane Rideau), a good looking local man about the same age. Mutual attraction between the two men quickly blossoms into love...[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]...in between the two time frames, Mathieu has just been admitted to a hospital for undisclosed reasons.[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"Come Undone" has an interesting structure but it is only used to disguise the lackadaisical pacing of the main story line. Still, the film is a worthwhile tale of a young man coming of age and experiencing his first love.[/font]
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