Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) Reviews
There were two times when I was so close to quit watching this. First just because it was just so bad and pointless and I mean it, oh so pretentious and trying to say something very solid about the whole world but failing miserably, Then I read these reviews and continued. Then came that incredibly racist USA vs. Vietnam thingy and I had to take a pause to went out some of my feelings about this movie to my friends. Still, determined to watch the movie I continued. What a waste of time! I wish I had done pretty much anything else but watch this.
Belmondo and Karina are brilliant as a couple that love and need each other, but are too cool to mean it. They are on the run from arms dealers, but the setting and their misadventures are as flighty as the occasional musical numbers and the villains pursuing them (including a rather menacing midget). Throw in some haphazard philosophical references and you have a film that intellectuals, hippies, couples, etc. can all enjoy.
- My name is Ferdinand