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An average movie

Posted : 5 years, 4 months ago on 24 August 2012 11:29

Laurent Baffie is completely unknown outside France but in France, he has some notoriety, at least, that was the case when I used to live there, almost 10 years ago. I remember that his humor was not bad, most of all based on the shocking value, but it would misfire quite often. Eventually, there is the same issue concerning his first directing effort. Indeed, it is an ambitious project which tries to be absurd and surealist which is something that should be praised but, ultimately, it didn't really work. For example, Laurent Baffie's attitude 'everything is bullsh*t, especially this movie' is rather conter-productive because, as a result, you do think quite often that the movie is indeed a piece of sh*t. It is a like the dialogs or the jokes, half of them are pretty cool but the other half is just not funny and plain tedious. Finally, Baffie had a an ambitious project but he definitely doesn't have enough talent as a director to pull this through. Can you imagine if directors such as Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Michel Gondry, David Fincher, Darren Aronosfky or Christopher Nolan could have done with such an interesting premise? To conclude, I think the whole thing is a failed experiment and it is not really worth a look.

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