You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! (2013)

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Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty being summoned to the reading of a late playwright's last will and testament. There, the playwright (Denis Podalydès) appears on a TV screen from beyond the grave and asks his erstwhile collaborators to evaluate a recording of an experimental theater company performing his Eurydice-a play they themselves all appeared in over the years. But as the video unspools, instead … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jean Anouilh, Laurent Herbiet, Alex Réval
In Theaters:
Box Office: $18.5k
Runtime:
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Cast


as Eurydice 1

as Orphée 1

as Eurydice 2

as Orphée 2

as Monsieur Henri

as La mère

as Le petit régisseur

as Le père

as Le garçon de café

as Secrétaire commissai...

as Marcellin

as Eurydice

as The Father

as The Young Girl/The C...

as The Hotel Waiter
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Critic Reviews for You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (16)

What affects us most is Resnais's ingenious idea. And that affect is magnified by a surprise ending.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
The New Republic
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Resnais' occasional use of split-screen and other traditional special effects enhances the picture's various dualities, dreamy quality and decided staginess.

Full Review… | July 5, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Despite some hyperbolic excess, the process of Resnais' production is unexpected and free, and revisits the very nature of cinema, and theater, with a wondrous eye.

Full Review… | June 13, 2013
Newsday
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There is something both mischievous and moving about a world-famous director who, closing on his 10th decade, designs a movie that celebrates his actors: their varying ages, their versatility, their heart.

Full Review… | June 7, 2013
New York Post
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"You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is a sly, elegant meditation on the relationship between reality and artifice. But it is a thought-experiment driven above all by emotion.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
New York Times
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Complex yet lighthearted, as diverting as it is meditative.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
NPR
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Audience Reviews for You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!

½

The theatricalization of Cinema as intended by Resnais may be absorbing at first while exploring a touching sense of nostalgia from the characters/actors. But this scene play is not compelling enough, though, to deserve two hours, becoming artificial and vapid after a while.

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Carlos Magalhães

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½

I'd be tempted to think the film was all just some pretentious exercise if it wasn't so moving. Resnais (who's 91 by the way) has put together something totally remarkable here, as he combines so many different styles and still manages to make the film thematically consistent.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

Super Reviewer

½

Man, before popping this in, I had no idea director Alain Resnais was also the dude behind such influential classics as "Night and Fog" (1955), "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (1959) and "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961). It makes me wish I liked his most recent, "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet", more. I would never have guessed this was the work of a 91-year-old master. Now I feel like a true piece of shit.

I wanted to rate this a tad higher because Resnais uses some impressive long takes throughout "Nothin'", highlighting especially the facial expressions and hair of his actors as they go on long spiels about life, love and death, but then the ending happened and I was just completely soured to the whole enterprise. Really truly, I'm sorry, but I thought the wraparound here was downright atrocious. Considering we're barely ever introduced to any of the characters -- a group of friends who gather at the home of a recently-deceased acquaintance and end up reciting a late reading by the former playwright, a loose interpretation of the Greek myth of lovers Orpheus and Eurydice -- the final twist is completely unbelievable, which is, you know, whatever, but without spoiling it, it's irritating mostly for just being plain fucking shitty of the person involved.

And the script by Resnais and Laurent Herbiet -- inspired by dramatist Jean Anouilh's "Eurydice" and "Cher Antoine ou l'Amour raté" -- is stuffed with so much painfully pretentious, strenuously jokey dialogue I'd say I understood at long last how detractors of "The Counselor" felt watching that particular film, when actually I'd more so relate "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" to the drunken redundancies of Paolo Sorrentino's outstanding "The Great Beauty". Where that movie's peaks and valleys serve a larger point about life imitating art and vice versa, this one's just feel hopelessly remiss. Or, in other words, as with most things, Arcade Fire did it better.

But again, I'm probably in the minority. (52/100)

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