I probably would've liked this more if I hadn't read the book first. The real Mr. Bauby didn't even try to be "inspiration porn"; he expressed how he really felt and thought, writing some things that readers have indignantly declared "ungrateful", "smug", "self-obsessed", etc. Because a guy whose life is all but over needs to worry about appearances, yes. The movie tries to be more uplifting than the book. Oh well.
Based on the true story of a man who was paralyzed by a stroke and wrote an entire book through the blinking of his left eye. The majority of the film is shot from his eye’s perspective which makes for a pretty surreal experience, and enhances the feeling that you are experiencing somebody else’s life for a brief moment.
Réelle performance d'acteur de Mathieu Amalric, qui a dû se désinvestir de toutes les habitudes et fonctionnalités d’une personne à la normative mobilité, mais aussi lumineuse présence de Marie-Josée Croze, parfaite dans son ingrat rôle d'orthophoniste infiniment dévouée. Puis quelques trouvailles scénaristiques bienvenues et parfaitement intégrées dans le processus mental du personnage principal. www.cinefiches.com
I was amazed by the beginning of the film: a pov shot of a man awakening from a coma. usually pov shots are boring and you feel like stuck in a little place but they can also be amazing when they are well done. and this movie is a good example for pov! very good acting! I liked the camera angles and the movements a lot! internal thoughts was great! flashbacks were enough.