Godibile e divertente black comedy, funzionale il contrasto dettato dagli opposti quali suicidio e gioia di vivere che trovano uno sviluppo raffinato seppur manca quel gusto alla Chomet, qui se ne ricorda solo il tratto. Leconte prova a rifugiarsi nei clichè tetri Burtoniani apparentemente più accessibili ma il risultato finale non trasmette che una minima parte di quell'estro creativo.
A gorgeous movie that sometimes is darker than expected (a good thing) and others is too light-hearted (not such a good thing). I didn't really like the way it jumped to easy conclusions, but it had a few moments that surprised me and were of beautiful symbolism and meaning. Enjoyable.
Uber-black comedy from Leconte that takes him into the world of animation ala Burton or Selick. Starts off very strong with a Charles Addams or Tim Burton style aesthitic but slowly deflates during its short enough runtime. Songs lack power and for that fact subtlety. Voice casting is fine and animation top notch; it just fails to strike hard enough to register past an entertainment level. Frankly expected more.