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Loose, disperse & self-indulgent. A typical example of (old-school La Nouvelle Vague) French Cinema's structure & characteristic.
Like the title says. Extreme.
Unpleasant, dark film with unlikeable characters. In fairness to the film (or is it?) i stopped it after 20 minutes because i couldn't bear it any more. Maybe it got better?
It's not a particularly involving film, , and the characters are surprisingly shallow, especially for a French film. But it does have a nice style and a very good score.
okay i guess.... but sstill dont understand it... gonna watch it and get a better view of it
This movie was, well, weird. Oh, and very French. But it wasn't too much of a waste of time to see.
To The Extreme (2005) "To much happiness depresses me." - Thomas
Thomas, an irresponsible, independently wealthy, bi-sexual sleep-about in his mid-twenties (into the mildly-sadistic-Paris-scene) learns his late female (single parent) companion's teen-age son (Greg) wants him as a guardian. In his grief over the loss of the only person he had any feelings for, Thomas promises to take care of Greg and then spends the rest of the story trying to swim against the emotional tide of honoring his commitment. He alternately dashes to the numbing safety of his sex and drug soaked friends before being swept back toward the boy in a wave of loneliness: Thomas had also lost his parents at the same age and Greg represents both a reliving of that horror and the opportunity of crafting a different fate for the boy.
This French version of About a Boy is the difference between mild salsa and the kind that leaves scars on your tongue. Thomas dysfunctional lifestyle makes his character much more complex and considerably less likeable than Hugh Grant. An absolute labor - I could feel the effort it took for the characters to maintain momentum in this near impossible situation. A heroic effort.