I would like to see the Luis Buñuel adaptation of the book to be able to compare. The story was interesting but the characters left me a bit cold. However, it was interesting to see the relationships between servants and masters and to see that Celestine the 'femme de chambre' was actually a very strong and dominant person, finally following and obeying the man she wants to be with...
Certainly not the timewaster the two-star reviews moan about. ADD won't help, for sure. More backstory than in the Bunuel version (given a fitting homage with the ferret scene), but the the political message is just as eloquent. 3 1/2
what a load of crap. I simply can't see the point of this kind of adaptations/remakes anymore. Mediocre written dialogues and annoying camera movements. Useless theme and subject for today's society, artistic movements. who the fck still wants to hear these stories?
I just realized how different this was from the original novel. It's changed so much, I need to read the book. Despite the really impressive performances, most notably by Léa Seydoux and Clotilde Mollet; I am not convinced this was even a good adaptation. For one, it's awfully and morally flawed. And sadly, not exactly giving any woman justice.