Mood Indigo (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Mood Indigo is far from Michel Gondry's most compelling work, but it doesn't skimp on the visual whimsy and heartfelt emotion fans have come to expect.


Movie Info

Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian's cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped). Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michel Gondry, Luc Bossi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 11, 2014
Runtime:
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as Nicolas

as La Souris

as Jean-Sol Partre

as Religious Man

as Society Director

as Merchant of Remedies

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as Jules Gouffé
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Critic Reviews for Mood Indigo

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (27)

Gondry has such an incomparable understanding of the way in which strange and unexpected sights can tickle you. What he sometimes lacks as a filmmaker is the awareness that he can tickle an audience to death.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
Grantland
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Mood Indigo paints a depressing picture about romance but does so with fabulous, although often-exhausting, style.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
Toronto Star
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"Mood Indigo" feels both overdone and undercooked - a hectic but sketchy tale of oddball romance that slides inexorably into tragedy.

Full Review… | August 8, 2014
Boston Globe
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It's hard not to take delight in Michel Gondry and his whooshing, bendable universe.

Full Review… | August 8, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A mad mix of what Tex Avery, Rube Goldberg and the silent-film fantasist Georges Melies might have come up with if they'd put their feverish heads together.

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
Newsday
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Just the first 10 minutes of Michel Gondry's latest pillowcase of whimsy, "Mood Indigo," has more invention than most of the movies you'll see this year.

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for Mood Indigo

A man and woman fall in love, but then she inhales a snowflake and starts to die.
As much as I loved Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I obviously hated The Green Hornet and didn't much care for The Science of Sleep. So I guess you could say that director Michel Gondry's particular brand of quirk is hit and miss but mostly miss for me. The special effects-laden morning routines of the protagonist and the goofy will-they-won't-they-but-you-really-know-they-will-because-plot courtship doesn't do anything to charm, and when the second act death march starts, the quirk takes a turn to the maudlin. When the film ends, there's not much to say about it besides "Well ... shit," and I didn't know whether I was describing the events or the film.
Overall ... well ... shit.

hunterjt13
Jim Hunter

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½

'Mood Indigo'. Gondry's massive quirkfest occasionally makes you sit up and take notice, but is mostly all style and no substance. The focus is in all the wrong places.

c0up
c0up  

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Foggy rom/fantasy but culminates in a passionate finale.

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