Leap Year Reviews
Simply disgusting and horrible. Don't even bother unless you want to pull your own teeth or doing root canal without anaesthetic while watching this.
I never wrote a review about any movie ever. If I watch any bad film, I just gonna think (well, wasted 2hrs of my life.. okay lets move on) not this one.
This one is just scarred me for life. I've never been feminist myself but its just simply stupid. its just make me angry with the man and the woman.
Its disgusting, pointless, too much porn action that super unnecessary (ok I watch it one or two actions, cool yeah I got it. no need too much) and BDSM that kind of more cruel. i live in Bangkok where most of the times, I think of how morally depraved and I feel sad of the situation here as in prostitution and any sort of real life problem for people who faced it. the depression, the loneliness, the eager and hope of from a woman who work here, in a soi cowboy or nana plaza, to get a man - who maybe one day actually going to care or fall for her. Or at least know their name. You could smell the sadness from hundred yards away if you live here. but this movie is just...... i don't even understand..... like really.......
Too many pissing scene (as the guy pissed and the woman pissed in toilet) - if I'm into watersport porn or pissing movie - i can just use that keyword in any porn site
I feel so frustrated because i hope in the end of the movie - there will be some sick twisted that make me not so evil by watching this.
But its not. I just feel like I want to shower and pray to Universe and clean myself for what I just watch. I feel I lost my humanity by watching this movie. I don't get any "moral or life lesson or" this is what life nowadays, guys". nope, didn't get that message. zilch. nada.
But then again, thats just my opinion. I realise nobody cares. I just share what i feel now and i feel satisfaction by doing it.
I am sure, for you guys who super smart and understand about humanity and real life, maybe you could gain some lesson and found it interesting.
For me everything is confusing and frustrating, either the girl want to suicide, or she want this guy to kill her, or is she incest and who took her virginity, nothing is answer. nothing. too foggy like pollution in China. if i want to watch or see something that too frustrating - i could just watch politics or real life news everyday, not a film.
Esta es una película que transcurre completamente dentro del apartamento de Laura, lo cual fue una decisión inteligente, ya que puedes sentir la claustrofobia y soledad que siente, y esto contribuye a sentir simpatía por su situación. Todo transcurre con una sutileza, que no es fácil de lograr especialmente considerando el tema de la película. No sabemos mucho sobre Laura, sino más adelante cuando nos informan acerca de su pasado, y ls razones por las cuales marcó el día 29 de febrero dentro de su calendario.
Esta historia es intensa, y lidia con temas dolorosos, pero de una manera delicada y nunca se vuelve pesado, sobretodo las escenas donde transcurre la violencia, está dirigida de una manera que es perturbadora, pero que tiene una sensibilidad lograda por la iluminación y posición de la cámara, lo que demuestra lo que puede lograr un director que es capaz. Esta es la primera película del director Michael Rowe, pero no pareciera, ya que tiene la misión de contar una historia, y se compromete con ella hasta el final y en ningún momento titubea. Me impresionó gratamente y espero con ansias sus próximos trabajos.
I am willing to admit right up front that some of my problems with this movie come from the fact that I'm really, really uncomfortable with some of the material presented here. When the Netflix description said main character Laura (Babel's Monica del Carmen) gets involved in a sadomasochistic relationship, I figured that was probably the Netflix blurbers' much-storied hyperbole kicking into action, and halfway through the movie, when we get to the kind of butt-smacking that causes women in porn films to exclaim "oh, YEAH!" in THAT voice, I figured my preconceptions were going to be borne out. But oh, how wrong I was, and like I said, I will admit up front that if you are more comfortable with such things, you might find less to criticize here than I did.
But note: I said "might", because the empirical problems with this movie are still there, and they are still mighty.
Plot: Laura is a journalist leading a spectacularly unfulfilling life while keeping up appearances for the folks back home. ("I'm having dinner... I just made steak", she says during a phone conversation to her mother, while scooping beans straight out of the can.) Her love life, in particular, is not giving her anything she needs-it's a series of one-night stands and masturbatory fantasies that leave her no better off than she was before they happened. Until, that is, spurred on by her younger brother (The Ruination of Men's Marco Zapata) finally getting involved in a stable relationship, she decides to go looking for one herself and gets involved with Arturo (Amores Perros' Gustavo Sánchez Parra), who quickly reveals himself to be a brutal, abusive, overly jealous cad of the sort that would have most people fleeing screaming in terror-but Laura seems perfectly fine with it.
It's impossible to watch any sexual-obsession drama from Mexico these days and not compare it to Batalla en el Cielo, Carlos Reygadas' confusing, but accomplished, debut. In short, there is no metric by which you can compare this movie to that one in which this does not fall short. Rowe's faux-cinema-verite camerawork is laughable most of the time, used more as an excuse for crappy lighting and sound more than any artistic pretension (though not to say this movie isn't painfully pretentious). The pace is nonexistent in the first half and glacial in the second, and I say this as a huge fan of such slow-film masters as Ozu, Kieslowski, and Tarr. Simply put, there's nothing here; it's a slice-of-life drama with not enough slice for the S&M fiends and not enough life for anyone else. Half a star because, despite my desperately wanting to, I did not shut it off, persevering to the bitter (and entirely unfulfilling) end. 1/2
Although the character is believable in current life time, the progression of the story is not.
La pelicula, filmada por completo en el apartamento de Laura, no nos proporciona todas las respuestas a las incognitas per no por eso la narracion pierde fuerza. Es sin duda la crudeza sexual de muchas de las imagenes lo que produce mas impacto y lo que hara que el espectador nunca olvide este film. Desde un punto de vista mexicano tradicional esto podria ser considerado pornografico, sin embargo, esta pelicula es mas que eso, una historia de soledad y, de alguna manera, de amor insertada en un Mexico urbano y moderno.