The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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The characters are sympathetic, the narrative is well-constructed, and we care. But consider one sequence. In itself it is perfectly absorbing. Then see how Resnais deconstructs it.
Mr. Resnais's most successful film in years.
The film is also memorable for its dead-on portrayal of French yuppiedom in its early ascendancy and for its beautifully ambiguous and open-ended finale.
A film that at once disturbingly deconstructs human behavior in an almost clinical -- and bitterly comic -- manner, while evidencing great warmth and fondness for its benighted characters.
Thinking man's film.
Mon Oncle D'merique is a philosophical puzzle that lingers in the mind long after the closing credit.
[An] odd, intellectually stimulating film that takes chances with narrative as it also works as a philosophical essay.
Not so much a science experiment as it is a droll satire about love, work and free will.
Very Woody Allenesque but it still works. Thoroughly entertaining!
[font=Century Gothic]"Mon Oncle D'Amerique" is an example of the Alain Resnais we all know and are flabbergasted by. The movie starts out as a faux nature documentary that turns its attention to that most educated of animals - human beings. Specifically, it is about three people - Janine(Nicole Garcia), an actress with a radical background; Jean(Roger Pierre), a government minister and Rene(Gerard Depardieu), a manager of a textile mill. The movie delves into their personal histories, backgrounds and influences(including cinema with occasional glimpses of movies starring Jean Gabin and Jean Marais), showing what role they would play in how their lives would turn out.(And are they happy with the destination once they get there?) But chance also plays a very important part, especially in the first meeting between Jean and Janine. [/font]
[font=Century Gothic]Other directors would probably be more subtle in exploring these themes but Resnais does have a very unique approach which lends credence to my theory that we are all just lab rats on LSD.(If you have any better theories, let me know.)[/font]
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