A colorful and lively musical about young love, loneliness and commitment. The completely sung dialogue and prominent use of color makes for a very entertaining watch. - "Absence is a funny thing. I feel like Guy left years ago. I look at this photo, and I forget what he really looks like. When I think of him, it's this photo that I see."
The La La Land of its time.I feel there are maybe a handful of musicals that are really good,a few American ones 30s through 50s,which were fast-paced & zany;fun to watch,or the musicals from Indian cinema of 40s through 60s.Cute crowd pleaser.Good technique and colors are pretty to took at too.My oh my,the fake charm this film oozes.Like an animal belching.
Another bittersweet film gem of Jacques Demy. Although Michel Legrand's score is a bit simple in melodic invention and lacks the manifold stylistic features he achieved three years later in "Les demoiselles de Rochefort" and even though the actors mostly aren't very good in singing, the film is really delightful to watch and presents many fine details (especially the set design and the colors).
Probably one of the most visually appealing film I ever watched. Every single thing seems to match. Both leading actors are beautiful and they do their caracter with perfection. It's a french colourful fairy-tale with some tragic moments and it reaches an unusual level: they sing all the time, without any proper musical performance.
This is the first time I watched musical movie - in French. THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG is colorful, well-choreographed, and beautifully shot. I was stunned when watching this movie. It's simply beautiful. Not to mention Catherine Deneuve's timeless beauty. For Indonesian audience like me, this movie has one weakness. The plot kinda reminds me of "Sinetron" (Indonesian soap opera). But it's worth watching...