I'm giving this 5 stars because more than once I really really wanted to turn it off. For a film without extreme gore, that is incredibly difficult to do! I loved how far it went into it's own madness and the gestures and symbolism of the film was inspiring. Much like "WR." (which I enjoyed less), I'm not sure I completely "get it" but that doesn't mean the experience of watching it wasn't fucking unforgettable.
"The whole world is our country, it's great to be mad, it's fun to do nothing, do things in the nude, oh it's sweet to be hungry, finger lickin' good" Sweet Movie is too bizarre & good humoured to be unsettling, I didn't find it a negative experience, it just rollicks along and you go with it...or not. I enjoyed the ride. How to score this? it's either nothing or everything, isn't it? 5/5
Sex, food, politics, anarchy, excess. Some of the most sensual sequences ever filmed, a kaleidoscope of blood, sugar and vomit. The ending scene of the nude Carole Laure drowning and masturbating in a tub of chocolate is one of the best things I have ever seen.
The politics are a bit dated but the film is true enough to Makavejev's opposition to what he sees as life-denying ideologies from soviet communism to capitalism. The film falls between 'Pink Flamingos' as essentially a test of hippie tolerance and 'The act of seeing with ones own eyes' where despite it's grotesque content the curious fashion in which it's filmed is almost inviting.Yeah I actually liked this.