As with many French New Wave films, I spent much of the running time going back and forth on whether I admired or was annoyed by it. It certainly has a unique style - with it's narration and disjointed storytelling. But the core of the film is hollow, Brigitte Bardot and Marcello Mastroianni develop zero chemistry. Stylish and Interesting, but unsatisfying.
It was frustrating to see the collaboration between one of my favorite directors and my favorite actor fall as flat as this one did. However, the print I watched was horribly dubbed into English, so I look forward to revisiting this with the original French; until then, 2 stars from me. Bad chemistry between Mastroianni and Bardot, but the last 30 minutes or so in Italy was beautifully shot and worth watching.