Volume 2 goes to a even darker place and is not pleasant viewing but it is still strangely engaging and fascinating especially the philosophical moments between the psychologist and his "patient", but the final twist feels like a final joke taken too far and is also sadly the film's most predictable scene that I wished Lars hadn't done.
*crying*. Spent 4 hours to watch this psychological analysis in hope of a brighter, artsy point of view on sex & linked to science, history, art & psychology, & possibly a redemption for the nymphomaniac. Was quite shocked with the ending but it was perfect and true. Hypocrisy is the theme of the movie. Don't let yourself fool by well-educated, appeared-to-be-GOOD man.
Rien à rajouter à cette triste et lugubre pantalonnade, d'une abyssale prétention où l'incompris Lars von Trier s'escrime à intellectualiser ses raides divagations, parsemant ses saillies de références douteuses, allant de Thomas Mann à Ian Fleming en passant par les discutables paradoxes de Zénon. C'est donc aussi un homme cultivé qui filme et pas seulement un pauvre type profondément angoissé. www.cinefiches.com
i love the thematic, i love trier's style but in the end... passive? false? rational? maybe that's what he wanted? anyway, hated the burnin' down da house moment, so off the tone. liked vol. one better, but i still need to see everything together on the director's cut
I feel like the only thing accomplished with this movie is to gross everybody out. Discasting violent scenes that stay with you few days after. That's all there is to this movie. Would not recommend. If you're only searching for violence you can probably find something better. No depth no purpose, just don't watch it. You don't eaven need to know what happens next. Trust me.
This is the story of the way men live. If women, too, lived like this, the fabric of society would break down, no one would bother bringing up their young, adults would parasitically, opportunistically live off of others. Jo's episode of jealousy and vulnerability in Vol II betray her condition as a woman, because we care and we are unrewarded for it, we suffer for it, we expend our bodies for it, and that is our lot