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1.0 out of 5 stars Please Make It Stop!, 19 Jun. 2013
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One has to wonder what drugs the other reviewers were taking when they watched this tedious, pretentious drivel.

I must say I personally find it's very difficult indeed to watch a film while my head is rammed firmly up my posterior, although I also find this is the perfect way to watch films such as this one if you want to justify the visual diarrhoea that dribbles in lumpy crassness from the screen as anything other than what it is.

French cinema is a sea of imaginative, inventive films, but as with all seas you will occasionally encounter un morceau de merde floating on the surface. God knows what the director ate to produce this doozy, though...
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Initial post: 17 Sep 2013 19:41:50 BDT
Kodanshi says:
Thanks for that. Bitingly amusing. Any recommendations for French films then?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2014 21:31:34 BDT
David Green says:
I can recommend a few... ;)

13 (Tzameti)
Anna M.
The Crimson Rivers
The Crimson Rivers II
A Gang Story
The Serpent
Tell No One

Après Vous
Beautiful Lies
Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis
The Chorus
The City Of Lost Children
Les Cléfs de Bagnole
The Closet
Delicacy (rom-com)
Le Dîner de Cons
French Twist
The Hedgehog (rom-com-drama)
I Do
In The House (comedy drama)
Intouchables (comedy drama)
My Best Friend
Paris-Manhattan (rom-com)
Petit Nicholas
Rien à Déclarer
Romantics Anonymous (rom-com)
Shut Up! AKA Tais-Toi!
The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe
Tatie Danielle
Les Visiteurs
Would I Lie To You?

Les Amants Du Pont Neuf (contains one explicit scene)
Angel and Tony
Angel of Mine
L'Armée Des Ombres
Battle Of Algiers
Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
Le Bonheur Est Dans Le Pre
Le Bossu (1997 - drama with some humour, too)
Café de Flore
Camille Claudel
La Ceremonie
La Chateau De Ma Mere
Coco Before Chanel
Un Coeur En Hiver
Conversations With My Gardener
Coup De Torchon
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
Les Enfants Du Paradis
Father Of My Children
Female Agents
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
The Girl From Paris
Girl On The Bridge
Le Gloire De Mon Pere
The Grocer's Son
La Haine
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
The Horseman on the Roof
In The House
Irréversible (incredibly violent, very explicit)
I've Loved You So Long
Jean De Florette
Jean De Florette - Manon des Sources
Joyeux Noel
The Judge And The Assassin
Mademoiselle Chambon
Ma Femme Est Une Actrice
Mesrine 1 & 2
Monsieur Hire
Monsieur Lazhar
MR 73
Noce Blance
Of Gods And Men
One Deadly Summer
On Tour
Orchestra Seats
Outside The Law
The Piano Teacher
The Princess of Montpensier
A Prophet
Read My Lips
La Reine Margot
The Return Of Martin Guerre
Romuald & Juliette
The Round Up
Rust And Bone
Sarah's Key
A Self Made Hero
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Thérèse Desqueyroux
Three Colours Trilogy (Red & Blue. White's really not very good...)
Toto The Hero
A Very Long Engagement
La Veuve De Saint-Pierre
La Vie En Rose
Welcome Aboard
The Well Digger's Daughter
The Women on the Sixth Floor (comedy drama)
The Witnesses
You Will Be My Son

22 Bullets
Brotherhood Of The Wolf
District 13
Empire Of The Wolves
Intimate Enemies
The Nest
Point Blank
The Prey
Special Forces
Taxi 1, 2, 3 (action comedy)
Wasabi (action comedy)

Être et Avoir
The Sorrow And The Pity

Satan (comedy horror)

Maison Close

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2014 22:14:37 BDT
Kodanshi says:
Well that'll definitely get me started! Thanks.

Posted on 13 May 2014 17:48:59 BDT
Unlike Kodanshi I find your review gratuitously offensive, which wouldn't matter quite so much if it was in any way informative. It's just a load of bile, without offering any justification for its pure nastiness. As for your list of French films, your poor taste is revealed as much as by those you've omitted as by the multitude of mediocrity that you've recommended. Poor Kodanshi!

Posted on 14 May 2014 10:04:07 BDT
David Green says:
I don't mind reading a bad revue but when it's as negative as this AND by someone with my name it doesn't help me at all. I guess the film was a bit too complicated judging by your list of 'good' French films. Of course, you may be right about pretentiousness.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2014 19:50:38 BDT
Kodanshi says:
Oh dear, J. R. Dersley - what would YOU recommend then?

Posted on 22 May 2014 04:29:35 BDT
K. Doyle says:
I really don't know what to make of this. His list of films contains many good ones, leading me to think the guy's taste isn't bad but his review is absolutely useless. I'm inclined to think it's a sign he didn't understand the film at all, because if he had I would have thought he would have offered at least some identifiable rationale for disliking it. I haven't seen the film, but labelling it pretentious tells me nothing. It leaves the reviewer mostly pretentious I would think...

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2014 20:38:22 BDT
David Green says:
The film is utter drivel, aimed at those whose mindless pretentiousnesses knows no bounds.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2014 20:43:43 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jul 2014 20:49:23 BDT
David Green says:
There is no film. It's two people walking around a lot. That's it. It's crap. There is nothing to comment on.

If I wanted to turn on 'film student mode' I could spew thousands of mindless words all over your screen, that would give the impression that I'm really intelligent, that I am fully immersed in the world of philosophy, that I am so superior to other film goers because I can see the hidden depth of this film when they can't.

But I won't, because I'm not so arrogant that I think that if someone doesn't like a film it's because they're too stupid to understand it. This film is simply crap.
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