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An average movie

It's a movie I wanted to watch for almost 30 years so I was quite glad to finally see the damned thing. Well, I wish I could say it was worth the wait but it was definitely not the case, I'm afraid... To be honest, I have to admit that the conditions during which I watched this movie were far from being ideal though. Indeed, there was a lot of noise and too many people walking around so I might give it a 2nd chance at some point. Anyway, I was still able to see that the damned thing didn't really work though. I mean, the concept was really neat and I really loved the idea of Agnรฉs Varda making a movie celebrating the 100 years of Cinema history. It's too bad that her approach turned out to be so lame. I mean, 100 years for an Art form is actually not that much at all and, yet, she decided to show it as a pathetic senile old man which was just so annoying. At least, if you are a movie buff, there are so many endless movie references coming through but I can't imagine what young people with no deep knowledge about movies might think of it. Another thing which was rather frustrating was how completely French centric the whole thing was. Indeed, sure, there were a handful of international actors such as Robert De Niro and Marcello Mastroianni but the vast majority of the actors were French. As a result, it gave a very reductive view on the Motion Picture history. Concerning Julie Gayet, she was a very promising actress and she was indeed terribly charismatic back then but her character felt terribly flat here though. Anyway, to conclude, I'm not surprised that pretty much no one saw this movie when it was released but I still think it is worth a look though, especially if you are interested in Agnรฉs Varda's work.ย 

Added by johanlefourbe
1 month ago on 19 February 2024 10:18