Janice :d (Parannoyed)the 1950s
Janice's Favorite Movies
Okay let's make this interesting. I want you to imagine the most lurid and shocking scene you can come up with. Easy right? ... Are you done yet? Now I want you to link it in some way to the movie poster you see right beside this review. Doesn't work now does it? Now I want you to think of the possible story behind this movie, based on the movie poster once more. You're probably thinking "Oh another chick flick". I agree with the whole we're-both-under-the-rain-and-about-to-kiss-because-we-have-always-loved-each-other vibe we're getting from looking at the cover art. Totally cliché. But to tell you the truth, the movie poster has totally circumvented the movie's raison d'être, which is unfortunate, because this is a masterpiece! Dark and twisted romance with Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard as Julien and Sophie, both heart-warming characters (but also great actors). I was especially touched during the scene when both characters were still children and mentioned what they would like to be when they grow up; Julien a tyrant and Sophie (this is cute) a custard tart ^_^ That just hooked me. Love me if you dare is intense, emotionally poignant, almost creepy, bleak and endlessly shocking (it'll have you gaping even hours after watching it). Once more the French have done it with this film that I now strongly recommend to you, fellow Flixsterian. Yes you, the one reading this sentence right now, thinking "Oh will she ever stop rambling on. We get the point!" Well I just wanted to make sure you did! :D RENT THIS IMMEDIATELY OTHERWISE I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN, STALK YOU AND PUT A COPY IN YOUR MAILBOX.
Bubbly and terribly quirky - but one of my fave love stories!