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There's no way to talk yourself out of 'dumped.',
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This review is from: Addicted To Love [DVD]  (DVD)
As the title of this review indicates, this is one of the lessons they don't teach in school, and precisely what this film explores. Once two dump-ees realize that there is no way to return to the way things were, anger sets in and the bar is continually raised on ways to exact vengeance, all to entertaining - and possibly cathartic - effect for the viewer.
It is wittily written, smoothly directed and edited, lovely to look at and features a camera obscura. It is also one of the most European films I have ever seen come out of America - definitely to its credit. It is dark and light in all the right places and the actors (particularly Karyo, who is always a pleasure to watch) are right on form. Much has been made of the treatment meted out to "poor Anton," yet no one is entirely innocent in this film; that is one of its liberating joys.
All in all, one of the more important comedies of the 90's.
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Initial post: 9 Jul 2011 22:05:49 BDT
A. Moriarty says:
Totally agree with your review and the comparison with european cinema is spot on. If this had been made in the French language, set in Paris, staring Daniel Auteuil and Julie Delphie, no-one would be surprised.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2011 21:37:38 GMT
Elspeth Fahey says:
Thank you for the support - sorry to have missed this comment for so long!
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