Homage to Cocteau? More like a spit in the eye. Just awful 80's cheese fest that reimagines the Orpheus story set in the world of 80's French pop. Performances are just awful across the board amidst its terrible fashion, campy sets and surprisingly poor filmmaking. Worse of all has to be the songs written by Demy and Legrand that have to heard to be believed. Late period garbage.
You gotta be kidding me this is right up there with the most cheesiest movies of all time. Richard Simmons of fitness fame may of saved it if given the lead role after all he has the same wardrobe. His singing would of fit in perfectly with the soundtrack too.
This was awesome. Orpheus as the French rock star from your high school textbook. Weird, hyper-colorful, and super-Queer. Demy's red dominates; Legrand's music is just present enough to support the whole thing without becoming overwhelmingly stupid. All the stupid here is good stupid. A silly movie in the best sense. Watch it the next time you find yourself on a triple date with Zach Morris and Blossom.