Unmade Beds (2009)
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Critic Reviews for Unmade Beds
Director Alexis Dos Santos stressed improvisation, and his scenes have a lingering emotional rawness, but the handheld camera work left me feeling as woozy as the characters appear to be.
There's real promise in 'Unmade Beds': the photography is luminous, the direction loose but involving, the acting superb. But ultimately it's a joyless, indulgent film about joyless, indulgent people.
Overly familiar but endearing nonetheless, this coming-of-age indie from Alexis Dos Santos is most likely to appeal to those who recognize themselves in the story's lost heroes.
A lovely, somewhat messy movie about lovely, messy young lives.
The conventions of contemporary youth culture and cinema could both use a change of sheets.
Audience Reviews for Unmade Beds
I didn't like the storyline really but I did LOVE the music and the scenes seemed so real and beautiful. I love the interaction between the people
You could call the film either fresh and charming or hopelessly second-hand. There is, indeed, something there. But not all that much.
Pretty decent little indie flick that finds the lives of two lost souls intersect through a series of issues that ultimately lead them to finding themselves, even if they never really find each other. While the concept is somewhat vague, and plain, it comes off as sweet and is basically a modern-telling of a teenage hippie love story. There is a sense of something missing here, however, and you never really get to know the characters as much as you want to, and you can almost chalk that up to the indulgence of the filmmaker to come across as artsy as possible, proving to be the film's downfall. Still a pleasant 90 minutes all in all.
Unmade Beds Quotes
|Axl:||Did you ever wake up with the feeling that something really special happened the night before? But you can't remember what, where or who with..Like when you fall in love in your dreams and that feeling stays with you the day after. Even though you know that person doesn't exist.|
|Axl:||Did you ever wake up with the feeling that something really special happened the night before? But you can't remember what, where or who with. Like when you fall in love in your dreams and that feeling stays with you the day after. Even though you know that person doesn't exist.|
|Axl:||How many people live here?|
|Vera:||What are you thinking about? You always hated when I asked that question. It's a tricky question you used to say. That it's an illusion to pretend that we can bridge the gap between your thoughts and mine. For you, every person is like a planet and two different planets can never become one. Two people together will always be: one plus one. I preferred to think of us as bubbles, because when they touch, they merge into one another like when two people make love. But now I know what you meant. Two people together will always be one plus one.|
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