jj'aime vraiment ce film...un film sur rien mais tellement reposant, belles images, ça me donnerait presque l'envie d'avoir 40 ans de moins pour retrouver cette insouciance engoissée... en plus la BO est superbe.... c'est un peu l'esprit Wabi Sabi : "de l'imperfection nait la beauté" ou quelque chose comme ça!!!
Vues au second degré (comme un regard ironique sur une certaine faune californienne du début des années 90), ces séquences sont assez amusantes, y compris à cause du jeu plus que douteux de la plupart des acteurs. Mais 40 minutes auraient largement suffi ! Malgré de beaux paysages et des musiques adéquates, les réalisateurs n'ont pas le talent de Sofia Coppola pour montrer ce genre de vacuité... (2,5 / 5)
Aussi mal joué que dans 1 porno, mais ce n'est pas 1 porno === 2 girls discuss how to get high ? "Soak a tampon in vodka and then into your vagina". Vous voyez le genre ... Quelle misère ... Si je crée une liste des navets de Mubi j'essayerai de ne pas oublier celui-la.
First film I have watched in 2016 and a perfectly wonderfully understated way to start the New Year. 3.5 strong stars for this one - I just got it and it got me. God bless MUBI for bringing gems like this to my attention and making them so accessible via my Android app! I was engrossed in the talky, very pedestrian, way this film crossed characters, seasons and continents. Perfect antidote to seasonal TV dross...
A wry look at American boredom with echoes of Roy Andersson and some beautiful photography. What makes this film slightly difficult to watch are the characters which remain too lifelike to really enjoy, but this (ironically) adds to the bizarre surreality of a wandering mind.
'Yo bro, pass the mineral water'. A very droll, parodic commentary on graduate student life. You have to be in the mood but if sufficiently tickled it's very funny. 'I thought the problem would be finding and talking to tree spirits. But it's not true. There are multiple tree spirits'.
This seems to have certainly polarized the Mubi members. As much as I have to agree with just about everything the haters are saying about this...there's something about it that drew me in and kept me watching...sort of like how you just have to look at a roadside accident perhaps? You don't want to stare but damn it - your head just twists that way. Alternative arthouse comedy? Hmmm...not really.
Filmed with a loose, witty and seemingly improvised style, L for Leisure doesn't have much punch but provides lots to enjoy. Examining a time and age characterized by numerous forms of tunnel vision--a product of sheltered upbringing and blindered privelege--the film remains affectionate throughout. If it teases, it still sidesteps the trap of being overly knowing; therein lies its charm.
Vignettes of parodied teen to graduate hipsters. I want to relate to it and yet I find it pandering and pretentious. Even when a somewhat profound thought is happened upon, I am ushered away from further discussion due to how droll and unattached everyone seems to be about said point. Is it a pseudo-doc or a comedy? Both seem to fail in delivery.