The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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... a remarkable love story...
Truffaut has taken this factual material and made it into a strange, moody film that belongs very much with the darker side of his work.
Looks and sounds like no other Truffaut film you've ever seen.
Its intensity is impressive and remains uncompromised by the prettifying aesthetic touches Truffaut adds here and there in an apparent attempt to distance himself from the overcharged material.
The poignancy of the movie is a little facile, but it's a real poignancy.
Truffaut's study of Adele is ofttimes almost clinical in nature, but Adjani brings more than enough volcanic passion to the project.
Love, obssession, and madness, key issues in most of Truffaut's work, also define this meticulously made 1975 film, arguably his last masterpiece.
Brilliant performance by Adjani.
One of Truffaut's best
Polished but bland costume drama
Among Truffaut's greatest pictures, with a nuanced, revelatory performance from a 19-year-old Isabelle Adjani at its core.
Shot in the dead center of director François Truffaut's career, this is a frivilous curiosity for Truffaut and Hugo scholars... but little more.
Isabelle Adjani is outstanding as an emotionally and psychologically unstable young woman driven to madness by unrequited love and obsession, in a gorgeous period drama that also impresses for its stunning cinematography and production design.
After hearing for years what a "classic" this film is, I finally saw it and was gravely disappointed. What an exasperatingly one-note story. The central character pines for a military officer who does not want her, and stalks him obsessively across three countries. Her grating neediness does not win our empathy, and we have no idea why she loves him so much. We only know that she does. Gradually, she descends into madness. The end.
The direction, costumes, sets and, of course, the exquisite Isabelle Adjani are lovely. Is this enough? No.
Not a favourite, but okay.
under the shadow of her father, Victor Hugo, the most famous man alive at the time, she tries to turn her self-destructive love (for a cad) into a work of art; this movie is directly from her diary
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