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 some other reviews moan about. ADD won't help, for sure. More backstory than in Bunuel's 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.