The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)
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This is the story of a young woman whose compulsive curiosity leads to bold, elaborate acts of theft. A lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she has left their lives.
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Critic Reviews for The Pleasure of Being Robbed
The movie's refusal to judge is its most interesting attribute, if one many audiences won't be able to get around.
Less pleasurable after the first fifteen minutes.
Few ticketbuyers will take joy in The Pleasure of Being Robbed, Joshua Safdie's pranksterish New York indie portrait of a deeply unsympathetic young distaff hustler.
Exposes itself as a technically deficient bore with little on its agenda.
Our morbid curiosity for this criminal activity, akin to public gawking at traffic accidents, effectively lures us into complicity with both her and the filmmaker. And despite the moral implications constantly tugging on our collective conscience.
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