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½ March 3, 2014
watched this as part of the free sbs on demand anniversary, but was sorely disappointed by the lack of a cohesive plot. the premise was a (handsome) guy who due to a malady, struggles to remember anything for beyond an hour (sounds familiar), and is thusly taken advantage of by every drooling female around him. if the genders were flipped, the feminists would have an outcry. but as it stands, it's simply an incomprehensible movie with an unrealistically good-looking cast.
May 5, 2013
Necesito verla otra vez
April 30, 2013
A quirky comedy-drama (more drama than a comedy). Quite watchable but too bizarre and sometimes incomprehensible - less quirkiness would have been better.
½ March 10, 2013
This was a bit too weird, and just not very good.
December 15, 2012
The idea of exploring short-term memory loss and love is good but, although the film is entertaining enough, it's really pretty lightweight stuff.
December 2, 2012
This film was very interesting and gave a lot of insight to the French culture, however it was somewhat confusing. There were many story lines that all crossed and many characters intertwined. My only complaint about this film would be the outrageous amount of nudity and sexuality. The movie falls into the category ‚romantic dramady‚? but does not say anywhere in the description that it is a borderline pornographic film. This the director could have done without and still made as successful of a movie with more discretion. The director, Jean-Pierre Limosin, is notorious for his strange and erotic dramas. He has directed a total of nine films, including documentaries, TV movies, and mainstream films. His 1998 film ‚Tokyo Eyes‚? was shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. One of the ideas of the film was how Graham, the main character, functioned in life as an everyday human being, despite his head injury. This seemed somewhat realistic. He lives on his own and only relies on a notebook to direct him where and when to go to work? I do not believe that this was truly believable. Additionally, his family was content with him moving to his own apartment and abandoning them to live a sexually inclined lifestyle. Another part of the movie that seemed quite unrealistic was all of the sex. It got to a point when watching the film that you start to wonder if Graham was an erotic dancer prior to his injury. It was hard to empathize with Graham and his unfortunate condition when majority of the movie he was naked and tangled in the sheets with a woman who wasn‚(TM)t even his wife. The whole notion of free sex for everyone is particularly French and I do not think that this would be accepted in American film. While in an American film, we sometimes see infidelity or brief sex scenes, there was nothing left to the imagination. This probably speaks about the culture and how unlike Americans, they are proud of their sexuality, not embarrassed. This film also demonstrates the value of close and romantic relationships. We see how attached Graham becomes to Irene and how he seems to need her to function, even though he doesn‚(TM)t have much memory of her in a long-term basis. Overall, this movie was pretty confusing and outrageously sexual, to the point of unnecessary scenes. Compared to ‚50 First Dates,‚? the movies are night and day.
June 4, 2012
no info = no interest
½ January 13, 2012
Weak. The synopsis compared this to Memento. Christopher Nolan, and anyone involved with Memento, should be insulted. Memento was brilliant - probably the cleverest and most original movie ever made. Novo is pointless, superficial and pretentious (well, it is French). The only similarity between the two is the topic of short-term memory loss.

January 4, 2011
Yet more proof, if it were needed, that if the French really try they can make as crap movies as anyone else, even if they put more sex into them.I have rarely seen a more tedious film.
November 3, 2010
Sounds so much like 50 First Dates that Adam Sandler starred in...Hmmmm!
½ October 17, 2010
Memento meets 50 First Dates in a french-wannabe culture film... And it`s boring and stupid!
July 6, 2010
A super hot Spanish guy with severe brain damage ( he lost his ability to retain any short term memories in an accident of some sort ) gets chased around by hoards of super hot women who still want to sleep with him anyway.

It's could have easily been titled "Just Like Any Other Day".
½ June 14, 2010
Another one of those French films where the greatest existentialist crisis revolves around someone or the other having sex. Or not having it. Well, in this particular case the man in question has a case of recurring amnesia (shades of Memento) and hence there's this beautiful 'novelty' every time he succumbs to the charms of the same girl (his continuing girlfriend). The people involved are all supremely good-looking so that's a bonus. Unfortunately these events don't happen to the rest of us, which is not a bonus. Hard to believe any of the tripe, but it was all entertaining for a while.
May 26, 2010
What the hell was this..?
½ April 21, 2010
A hot and sexy leading couple but a complete nonsense in script.
April 19, 2010
I wanna smoke what was being smoked when they were making this film.
½ March 16, 2010
Boring and very confusing "plot". Only 1,5 stars for the male lead part.
½ March 1, 2010
Bizarre & surreal; mischievous but quite funny & amusing.
November 16, 2009
I really wanted to hate this movie for some reason. After watching it, it is a great movie not a 5 star but it is really good. I dont know why it is so good there is something about it that has me thinking about it at work even.
½ November 11, 2009
one of my favorite foreign films! i loved it!
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