I'm not a guy who comes at a movie w/ this insistence that the movie prove to me that it needs to exist, although whether a movie needs to exist or not becomes more insistent a question when the movie in question is a remake. I can think of few films I have seen in recent memory that have struck me as having less of a reason to exist than A BIGGER SPLASH. It's just hangin' out, all purposeless 'n' shit.
A typically discursive exercise from this director, constructed of exquisite moments but not quite a convincing whole. The whirling, unfocused need to reference everything that takes the film maker's fancy becomes a tad skittish, but nevertheless it hangs together despite itself. The sharp performances atone and the (belated) swerve into darker territory satisfies. It repays a revisit for select sequences.
There is a strong sense of Bertulucci in Luca Guadagnino`s work here and the magnificent performances of his ensemble intensifies that vwe are in some sort of reunion with "Stolen Beauty". I am regretting why i haven`t been curious enough to watch "I am Love". I am loving every bit of this movie, and Tilda she is more than a muse.