Modern Love Is Automatic (2009)
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Critic Reviews for Modern Love Is Automatic
If nothing else, Modern Love Is Automatic leaves you curious to see what this filmmaker will do next.
Modern Love eventually becomes a portrait of an unlikely friendship, and climaxes with a shadowy karaoke triumph, to New Order's "Age of Consent." Sweet.
Whip-smart, compelling, well-acted, wickedly funny, bold and visually stylish without a trace of pretentiousness.
A jagged little jawbreaker made by and for aggressive youth-culture addicts.
A fascinating character study serving up as sharp a contrast in leading ladies as you're ever likely to encounter onscreen.
Audience Reviews for Modern Love Is Automatic
As the first reviewer, a part of me hates to give this a bad rating but... I disliked this movie quite a bit. The premise and the promotional material had me anticipating this movie quite a bit while I was at SXSW, but it failed to meet my expectations on just about every level. It's been a few weeks now since I saw it, but the movie was outright boring. It feels as if the plot just treads water and the characters just tread water and it never really ended up anywhere. The main character is so unattached that, while it may have been played for laughs (??? I'm not sure if it was...), she cam across as unhuman instead of a bored human. You would think that the moonlighting as a dominatrix bit was chosen as an outlet for her monotonous life and thus would change her just a little bit, but it really doesn't. The hard rock music was grating during the transitions. I did, however, on the positive side, like the color palette that was used--but that's like enjoying the wrapping paper on a terrible Christmas gift, it doesn't really change much.
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