The extremely brief shots.The older daughter’s astute observances, eg “he smells good”, to her mother, as he heads to a “meeting” with his future wife. The flight attendant line dance. The breastfeeding. The airport arrival of an all-Down’s-Syndrome flight. The performances of physical intimacy. The most beautiful gutter puddle ever. The man who passes by in the distance outside the secluded spa. The silent scream.
Wonderful music. Visually stunning but occasionally over-stylized. The two story lines could have (maybe should've) stood own their own. I prefered the love story between the children with Down Syndrome and appreciated the developing plot of the mother's jealousy. The adult's love triangle dragged the movie down. Esp. since the mystic connection isn't made until late; an unbelievable contrivance to explain adultery.
I loved the way music was used in this film, and I loved the cinematography. I almost wish the film had been just the 1969 story. While the contemporary part was pretty well done, the editing, skillful as it was, made the entire story more of a puzzle than it should have been. 3.5 stars
I missed it totally on this film. I had no sympathy for any character, the philandering husband was less than a cypher and not much could be said for any of the other characters. His first wife should have gotten over it. Attractive as she was, there'd be no problem 'having-it-off' with someone. The musical score was totally insipid, not a piece of music worth flipping the switch for, a DJ, really.
Incredible return to french cinema from Jean-Marc Vallee overcoming all his previous efforts. Vallee uses music like a character in his films and masterfully deploys it here. Two parallel stories that keep the audience guessing well into the film to their connection. Great performances by all, always spurned on by the music including Sigur Ros, The Cure, Pink Floyd and more.Cottereau's cinematography aces.
A nice film to watch - Several lives intertwined and the whole film to try and guess the link between this mother bringing up her disabled son in the 60s and this successful Canadian DJ. I loved the mix between the 2 stories and the nice twist at the end...