Kicked out of home, rebellious teenager Maria meets Matthew, an unstable genius in electronics. But their life as an “ordinary normal couple” is less and less easy. Hal Hartley’s follow-up to The Unbelievable Truth.
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A beautiful and intelligent film that's as beautiful and intelligent as the lead actress herself. Two films in and I think I can confidently say Hal Hartley is a great and inspiring filmmaker. A classic that I must watch again.
God, I LOVED-LOVED this movie! Not always funny, not always sad, but a perfect tightrope walk through genre tones. Brilliant comic timing, fast-bouncy dialogue, and stylized straight-faced performances. The love and earnestness for the characters shines through the tragicomedy, that I couldn't help be so involved!
Matthew: I respect and admire you.
Maria: Isn’t that love?
Matthew: No, that’s respect and admiration. I think that’s better than love.
Matthew: When people are in love they do all sorts of crazy things. They get jealous, they lie, they cheat. They kill themselves. They kill each other.