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Poignant insight into your mind my love
Reviewed 10.12.17. Michel Gondry has left his innovative mark on cinema, and that's not hyperbole. At the same time, I find myself let down by his inability to recapture the magic of his first (and only) great film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He's basically the hipster version of M. Night Shyamalan. His movies, like this one, are always visually innovative, even inspirational in their creativity. But he struggles to weave together his disparate tones. And although I can appreciate non-linear story lines, the disjointed delivery should serve a narrative purpose. But often it feels the plot is simply incomplete; flimsy; almost secondary to the images themselves. The Science of Sleep's central trope is clever, and it elicits both humorous and charming moments. Regrettably though they wane in the third act, with the transition of Stephane (Gael Garcia Bernal) from childlike to immature. The proceedings mope across the finish line, whereas Eternal Sunshine soared. Here's hoping Gondry has a second classic in him.
If you like bohemian and surreal, you might like this....it wasn't for me though.
Ingenious fantasy running mad, in the shady and fuzzy borders between dream and reality. Absurd sexuality in a tale spun out of a unlogical dream, creating a unique and bizarre mind-explosion.
The Science of Sleep is definitely a hipster flick, not that that's a bad thing, but it totally is. With plenty of funny props and stop-motions, it's a very aesthetical film. Story-wise it's not anything out of this world, but it's interesting. Somewhat relatable, the way we can act like complete dumbasses when we're with people we like. In what seems to be a happy ending, once you think about it, the aftermath is actually quite sad.
Thin plot but imaginative filming and set up.
The Science of Sleep is a refreshing view for dreamers and the young. A creative genius (and kindred spirit to the makers of all those trippy 80s music videos) with a sense of humor makes this an enjoyable film (especially for those who see art everywhere, all as material for dreams). Like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, this is bittersweet, though much more on the sweet side. Recommended to those with zest for life (or who have had it but need some rejuvenation).
Sadly its a very basic love story. That's kind of unlikable and drawn out. At least the stop motion dreams were creative.... Wait this movie is nothing but a pattern Talk to a girl... Have a dream.... Talk to a girl.... Have a Dream..... Repetitive . BORING!! Not recommended
we can call this: "how to make a dream come true" too
Bernal's performance anchors this incredibly strange film with enthusiasm and charm. Full review later.