It's a ninety minute sitcom, cheesy and de-politicized. It's Euro Trash. It's the Gallic version of the Before... series with none of Linklater's subtleties and cleverness. It drowns in cliches and platitues. And yet, I could watch anything starring Roman...
Pleasant enough but lacks a strong central theme. It seems to be about love, then happiness, then an all-encompassing idea of "life". In the end, the message is unclear and so are the characters. Still, Romain Duris does a great job conveying exactly what goes on in his head and Cédric Klapisch isn't less impressive in showing it.
The second one was better than the first and I have to say that this one is better than the second, I was very happy with the storyline and the end. Another good point is the photography of NY. Nice Job!
I feel that following Russian Dolls, Chinese puzzle needed to be more uplifting a light-hearted and was a great film to end the trilogy showing-Spoiler- that some people need to grow apart to truly match each other
There could have been some unncessary bits, as the film felt excruciatingly too long. There's so much to pick up, but there's so much going on it's difficult to get a grasp of what you're really watching. Then again, as what Xavier reflected on, it's all about "life". It changes with time, complicated, and pretty much so, a puzzle. Also, can I just say, Audrey Tautou's Mandarin accent was awesome, my favorite scene!