The 60s subtle style along with the great acting, I actually found myself liking this film way more than I thought. Dealing with grief, Colin Firth brought an absorbing performance empathised more with the use of colour and sound further giving us an insight into our lead characters emotions and how he generally sees the world without having his soulmate with him. The film from start to finish just ends perfectly.
A long melodrama upgraded by Colin FIRTH's performance and Tom FORD's sincerity. Colin gives life to a little irritating and mannered gay character. Tom elegantly illustrates the male homosexual sensuality. Mélo esthétisant et tiré en longueur avec violons. Colin FIRTH donne vie et dimension à 1 personnage gay un peu irritant et maniéré. Et Tom illustre élégamment avec sincérité la sensualité homosexuelle masculine.
Tom Ford is a fashion designer and gay. So what? Who cares? The first 10 to 20 minutes are brilliant. Colin Firth (although not my favourite) is acting great indeed. But the thing is there are 80 more minutes to come. And those are just boring. Besides, Colin Firth's & Julianne Moore's talents mostly are wasted. I felt like I was forced to watch a gay love story. That was not clear to me at the very beginning...
This daring lovestory set in the 60s LA and uses flashy techniques as slow-motion and flashbacks, post-modernistic Architecture (John Lautners design), and a hell of a wardrobe to make a tragedy look like one of Tom Fords brand commercials. But if we look a bit closer behind the suits and the hipster glasses Colin Firths tender eyes and broken heart are what that really moves us in the end.