Misophonia, agoraphobia, hypochondria, OCD; it seemed so many complex disorders got brought out as a result of this highway intruding on their peaceful, isolated lives together. Their family is sweet in their togetherness. This was incredibly interesting and amazingly acted.
downright painful in its claustrophobia and constant impending danger but leavened by eccentricity and a joyous buoyancy that is never really quashed. perhaps prone to overanalysis... taken as a dark comedy, this shines a bit more brightly. in any case: beautifully filmed and wonderfully acted.
Captivating film. Encapsulates a situation we've all felt before. Stuck in a place we can't leave and angry for it, with no one to blame. Each family member responds to the situation in a unique, but futile way. The editing is excellent and makes a rich world out of a simple roadside house.
3.5 stars. Love,love, LOVE Huppert, and Olivier Gourmet, too, so this is completely watchable, but also completely silly. This film wants to have the crazy excitement of Godard's WEEKEND, but instead of being profound, it turns out profoundly silly. Amusing, but I really couldn't take it seriously, and I felt like I was supposed to. Whatever, I watch all of Isabelle Huppert's films!