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A good movie

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Since I kept hearing some really interesting things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out. Well, it gave me pretty much the same feeling I had while watching 'Mary and Max', another very original and very well received animated feature. Indeed, with this movie, just like with 'Mary and Max', while I really admired the work done, I still had a hard time to really connect with the damned thing. The biggest obstacle, at least, as far as I was concerned, was the fact that the main character was such a tedious and unpleasant guy constantly complaining about everything. To make things worse, while the dude was on a business trip, after he failed to hook up with his ex after he dumped her 10 years before without any explanation, the very same evening, he still managed to cheat on his wife with some random guest at his hotel. I mean, sure, it was refreshing that the main character was not one of the usual pretty faces with a perfect behavior but I can't say I really cared about him and what he was going through. And, yet, like the rest of the work delivered by Charlie Kaufman so far, it was something so weird and original, it was still quite spellbinding to behold. Indeed, my take is that we are all like Michael Stone, we all believe that we are special and unique while all the others around us are just some boring clones. When we fall in love, for a rather short periode of time, we believe we have finally found someone else also unique and wonderful but it doesn't last very long and, eventually, this new love turns out to be just as boring and underwhelming as everyone else in the world. The crushing reality and the dilemma faced by the main character is that we are all the same but we are also all completely different at the same time which was apparently something impossible to handle for this guy. Anyway, to conclude, even if I wasn't completely sold by the damned thing, it was still an interesting watch and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in some more experimental features.

7/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
7 months ago on 16 March 2017 20:46



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Posted: 7 months ago at Mar 18 22:30
The additional insights here definitely improve the review. Thanks for letting me know about them!

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