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A good movie

Since this movie was rather well received, I was quite eager to check it out. To be honest, at first, I was worried that Julie Delpy would go a for a weaker copy of the 'Before ...' trilogy and the rather poor introduction only increased this feeling. However, as soon as they sit at the dinner table with her parents, it turned out to be something really different and I was completely sold. It basically had to with my background. Indeed, I'm French and I have been living in the Netherlands for about 15 years and I have been married for 10 years to a Dutch woman. Every year, we would go to see my family in France and, of course, most of them don't speak Dutch or English and my wife doesn't speak French and, I can tell you, the contiunous look of bewilderment delivered Adam Goldberg was just really familiar, pitch-perfect and rather priceless. Furthermore, Delpy managed to avoid the usual annoying romanticised look of Paris that we usually get and she gave something much more realistic and interesting. Unfortunately, even though the whole thing was very often hilarious, she went so far in making her charactes flawed that it became rather difficult to care for them and the 3rd act turned out to be too random, so neurotic and, above all, not so much fun anymore. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, it was still a really solid romantic drama comedy and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

Added by johanlefourbe
1 year ago on 11 October 2017 21:02