Thomas in Love (Thomas est amoureux) (2000)

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Critic Consensus: A quirky but amusing social commentary on human disengagement.

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Thomas Thomas is a 32-year-old man suffering from acute agoraphobia. For eight years, he has neither left his home nor let anyone in. His only contact with other people is through the computer screen, which allows a two-way audio-video connection. His insurance company handles most aspects of his life, including getting his vacuum robot repaired and administering to his mental well-being. Thomas is almost happy in this deliberate self-imprisonment. He finds virtual pleasure with an interactive "sextoon" game featuring Clara, a large-breasted animation in a cute bellhop outfit. But his shrink turns his world inside out by signing him up for an internet dating club just at the time his insurance agent informs him he is eligible to receive the services of prostitutes specially trained to handle the psychologically impaired. And thus begins the invasion...

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Critic Reviews for Thomas in Love (Thomas est amoureux)

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (14)

A film in which the camera's point of view never changes can start to feel claustrophobic. But the originality of the concept and the quality of the performances help to compensate.

Dec 21, 2001

The last few minutes of this movie are strangely moving. What leads up to them is shot through with dark humor and scathing satire.

Dec 14, 2001

Thomas In Love never develops beyond an interesting exercise in style over story.

Sep 14, 2001 | Full Review…

Innovative and thoughtful.

Sep 14, 2001 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It duplicates Thomas' miserable world so well we want to escape it as urgently as Thomas does.

Aug 24, 2001 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A good story about a fellow who really needs to leave his room.

Aug 9, 2001 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Thomas in Love (Thomas est amoureux)

The film title and the cover may seem awkward. But this picture is much more than just a character in love. The ways in which the film is presented is unique. Although we never see the main character, we can feel his emotions through his words and his eyes. I strongly recommend this film to people who want to experience a different style of filmmaking.

Linda K. T.
Linda K. T.

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