La face pesante et saumâtre d'un certain cinéma prétendu indépendant, certes des grands majors yankees, mais non de la prétention narcissique et de la viduité cinématographique, qui propose, à défaut d'imposer, un scénario translucide, inexistant et d'une fadeur hautement émétique, non dénué d'un certain ridicule... www.cinefiches.com
Some really cute moments, she's great and I enjoyed the soundtrack a lot, but it's so loose and underdeveloped that I'm not even sure if this should be considered an actual movie. I'd hardly recommend it to anyone – but I have to say, I don't regret the hour I spent with it. (By the way, why does the sinopsys here think that people should «owe her their thanks». For what. And what about that bear thin– never mind.)
Young filmmaker trying to be Cassavetes. It is harder than it seems. This film attracts the eye in the first half hour, partly because everything is so intriguing but appears to be empty in the end. Nothing really to dislike though. Just not seriously written with a potentially interesting character that end up being annoying. And what was that at the Central Park Zoo ? Poetry ? Dream ? Little embarrassing.
Fraţii Safdie plonjează la orașul brut denumit New York, care este plin de energie lipicioasă și tumultuoasă, cu stringenţa ca ostaș june cufundând în câmp însângerat de luptă și inocenţă ca zână canarisind prin copaci congestionați voios. Acesta este o scrisoare de dragoste la haosul draguț. // サフディ兄弟は血塗られた戦場へと赴く若い兵士のような切迫感と、妖精が木々の合間を駆け抜けるような無邪気さと共に、猥雑な活気に満ちる生のNYへと飛びこんでいく。この映画は愛おしき混沌へのラブレターだ。
A deconstruction of the idea of kleptomania through a profound and inmersive character. Eleonore opens a channel of comunication with the spectator, not pushing on values of relatability but relying on complexe and specific character construction, a true ethnographic approach on character definition that goes along with a simple and moving photography. Eleonore´s world opens up in very sensible ways.
A kleptomaniac's character study put out so brilliantly and with such spontaneity it could've easily been a dream. It is an offbeat indie where, aside the unlikeability we should naturally feel for Eleonore, there is also a sensibility I was not expecting. It is a beautiful neorealistic essay, clearly inspired by Nouvelle Vague's greats and it is, most of all, a wonderful example of a fascinated(ing) filmmaker.
A girl wanders on the streets conning people, shoplifting, picking pockets and even stealing a car's keys. Director Safdie co-stars as a close friend of the protagonist in this nouvelle vagu-ish, plotless vagrant of a movie. The natural liveliness of (co-writer) Hendricks partially makes up for the film's lack of motive.