Jacques Tati volta a divertir-nos este domingo no início do Ciclo Familiar deste mês de Maio com "O MEU TIO", às 15h30.
Todos ao Nimas!
The opening of Mon Oncle bares its thesis: the vitality, innocence of the old arrondissements - frolicking puppies, horse-drawn carriage - against the cold, mechanised life of the modern bourgeoisie, consumer conformism (strikingly realised). Tati, like Chaplin - one behind Modern Times - mayn’t always be hugely subtle, but his charm remains sizeable, in his irreverent, wordless interactions and orchestrated chaos - thus turning his hopeless Luddite into a loveable one. To the Parisian comedy what An American in Paris was the musical: nostalgic effervescence; sheer breeze.
The ups and downs of modernization are examined in playful fashion by Jacques Tati.
Unlike M. Hulot's Holiday, Tati's character isn't the hero but a man that cannot fit into the technological world that is approaching but keeps on living. Don't expect to roll on the floor in tears but smile and chuckle at this bewildering and eccentric man.
It inmediatly became one of my all time favorite comedies, it's heartwarming, nostalgic and very funny the way Tati is funny.
As charming as all Tati...probably just beats out M. Hulot's Holiday as my favorite from this singular director. It might not have you laughing out loud, but you will have a smile on your face the whole way through.
i think it's the funniest film ever made
Villa Arpel!!! What a wonderful place!
It's true that it's more episodic vignettes than a plot per say but I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. Is it perfect? No but it was a very fun watch. Looking forward to Playtime!
For those who loves dogs: more Mon Oncle and less Marley & Me. Just a random comment.
An endearing contrast of clumsiness and naivete vis-a-vis ultramodernism and pretentious upper-class etiquette. Has there ever been as lovable a reconciliation between parent and child as shown in the last scene?
I'm not a fan of Tati's plotless narrative. There are few funny moments, but other than that, the film is occasionaly boring. Oh, and i do feel the same about Playtime. So, hate me.
This is a wonderful film. Gentle comedy, brilliant slapstick. Even the stray dogs that book end the film are wonderful. Please watch with an open heart.
Though studded with bits of magic, the film was too damn long, with lot of void spots. My two experiences with M. Hulot has been underwhelming :(
I need to watch this again. Too adorable.
It says "subtitled in Portugese" but there are no subtitles. Surely this is a mistake.
There must be a version with english subtitles?
Tati cements his comic genius with his second Hulot comedy. A satire on modernity, city and country life, and a challenge to familial structure. Situational and splapstick abounding, Mon Oncle sports Tati's wonderfully tongue-in-cheek crowd scenes, genuine heart, a delightfully light score, and absolutely marvelous shot set ups.
wonder why i see no subtitles ? is it just some error on my browser ?? anyone else got this issue ?
An essentially sentimental view of the modern world with a wonderfully contrasting sense of location from the 'real' Paris of Hulot's roof top abode to that of his brother in-law, all astroturf and clean lined sterility. Consistently inventive and perceptive.
Jacques Tati is, in my opinion, more original than Godard or anybody in the New Wave Cinema. He is also more enduring, out of any small click trends. There's something visceral about what he does. Lynch is inspired by him more than we realize. Best comedy too, so hard to find in good cinema.
I wasn't entirely satisfied with JOUR DE FETE and Mr. HULOT'S HOLIDAY. According to me, they were more a succession of comic scenes than real movies. MON ONCLE, on the contrary, is a fully satisfying film that deserves to stay in any movie lover's library. Masterpiece.
Incredibly smart, uniquely funny, and endlessley enjoyable. Tati's film combines visual gags, both subtle and slapstick comedy, and clever commentary on technology and lifestyles the modern world into a smile-inducing masterwork.