The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)
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.
The chance to discover a raw talent like this (who'll convince you that every movie deserves a dream sequence featuring a polar bear) is a pleasure indeed.
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.
A charming indie title, suffused with the spirit of the French New Wave of the early sixties and possessed of a quirky likeability.
"Mumblecore" is the trendy term being thrown about to describe this film and its ilk, as if all this slacker randomness is some kind of acceptable cinematic companion to alternative music (which can often suck badly, too). Let's just call it pure, undilut
Evasively banal, the story of a female petty thief in lower Manhattan morphs into a marginally intriguing character sketch at around the 55 (out of 71) minute mark.
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