Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) Reviews
I don't want to talk about this film like it's a giant "Inception"-esuqe puzzle, because ultimately that misses the point. As many questions as it raises and as complex as the subtext is, this is still an extremely watchable movie. The lead performances by Juliette Binoche and William Shimell are fantastic. It occurred to me while watching this film that Binoche might have had the best career of any actress in the world over the past couple of decades. She has been so credible in so many roles, and this is one of her best that I've seen.
"Certified Copy" walks a brilliant tightrope in that it's always suggesting possibilities while never tipping its hand, a fact I appreciated even more the second time around. The movie is full of interesting conversations about artifice and originally, interspersed with harsh realizations about marriage and romance in general. Most of these conversations take place at a leisurely pace whilst walking around Italy, kind of like an extremely cynical version of "Before Sunrise". All of this is wrapped up in an extremely ambitious experiment in form by director Abbas Kiarostami. It's an experiment that comes off nearly perfectly, if you ask me. I'm pretty enthralled by what "Certified Copy" has to offer. and I suspect I won't be done with it any time soon.
I like lengthy conversations .. and even though I think the pace was a lil bit slow & I had a really hard time making out the french / Italian portions of it but It was enjoyable nonetheless & seemed real to me
Binoche did a fine job, Shimell did not.