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Love sees writer-director Gaspar Noé delivering some of his warmest and most personal work; unfortunately, it's also among his most undeveloped and least compelling.
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Cinematic satisfaction is denied in Love 3D, an exercise in bedroom boredom by France's Gaspar Noé.
Noé deserves credit for putting sex so boldly at the front and center of his new romance and depicting it as an essential part of love and life that's largely left off screen.
Why so explicit? Because, Noe might reply, that's what love looks and feels like for a generation raised on porn, self-affirmation, and hookups.
Noé seems unwilling to accept that art requires editing - it is, by definition, artifice. It demands the artist make choices, rather than try to cram an entire catalog of experiences down the viewer's throat.
When "Love" works, Noé achieves a lulling, melancholic frenzy about sex and memory, but the foundation isn't strong enough to make his movie ever seem more than a stereoscopic fermata: one envelope-pushing note held way too long.
A sincere but repetitive drone of a picture... "Love" feels deeply, but not complexly.
Noé also indulges his penchant for the tracking shot, and I am reminded these marvels of camerawork and logistics are as much commentaries on time as they are on space.
An exercise in navel-gazing, and worse.
So why did the master of 21st-century transgressive French cinema make such a tame and sentimental film? I think it's because he had nowhere else to go after making three really great and extreme films.
The key problem with Love is that Noe is so self-indulgent this time around, there is little room to emotionally connect with the characters.
This film is, indeed, absolutely moronic.
Love makes you long for old-fashioned metaphors of trains rushing into tunnels. Instead, Noe gives us real, hard-core sex that goes on and on. And in 3D too. It's gruelling and untitillating.
A self-indulgent (and endless) film with maybe the worst 3D I have ever seen (it simply has no sense of depth and makes the film look too dark), while the dialogue is infantile and awful, the actors terrible (Muyock is easily the worst) and it feels almost impossible to care about such a detestable protagonist.
Paris-based provocateur Gaspar Noe's compelling sexually explicit 3D art-house porn melodrama. It concerns a sensual young couple in Paris, the beautiful, but unstable Electra, well-played by Aomi Muyock, and her horn-dog lover Murphy, superbly played by Karl Glusman, their highly sexual relationship starts spinning out of control as they let their desires run wild, and invite a pretty hot neighbor into their bed for a threesome. Interesting film with a very thin plot, but worth a look for it's many truly titillating real sex scenes, which are some of the hottest ever filmed for a mainstream film, and beautifully photographed with superb lighting, the 3D effects are good but distracting. Be warned that this an extremely sexually graphic erotic film with scenes of an ejaculating cock, full frontal nudity, threesome sex, public sex, homosexual sex, trannies, and sex clubs. Recommended.
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