I tried to notice its interruptions, the way that a few fistfuls of moment lag behind. Instead I found myself waiting for the hatred to turn erotic, fascinated with the empty boyish faces of the leads. They are so mad u can tell they love it, and u realize that it’s one small step from a night full of questions about crushes at a sleepover to an hours-long interrogation, furious, upsetting, and throbbing to the touch
A hilariously complicated montage of infidelity and emotions. Luisa has a mesmerizing way of getting what she wants. She brings entertainment to the story, there is nothing she can't do. 2 boys and a woman, shared a theme of the secrets on their hearts. I've never been so conflicted with sadness and feeling alive at the same time. This film is a beautiful adventure that you aren't ready for, but it's worth seeing.
The film has a terrible problem with it's pacing. The story is very easily set within the beginning 10 minutes and yet nothing of value ever seems to happen. The film tries to keep you engaged with nudity and/or depravity but essentially those scenes add nothing to the story. Instead the male actors try to outdo one another in their telling of their sexual experiences. The film is 101 minutes of male fragility.
Fantastic progression of symbolism. From the pure white semen in the chlorinated pool and her white outfit, to the motel pool covered in rotting leaves, to a beach where pigs run free and she wears black... So many great semiotic shots in this tale of sex, death, and social class. A marvelous tale of journeying to the dark side of one's fears.
"It oozes with life!" the heroine cries, and Cauron's great strength is channeling sequences and shots that don't show off (looking at you, AGI) but evoke a living world that extends beyond the frame. This is Jules and Jim for Gen Y, right down to the voiceover and melancholy context. The fact that I relate to it more may just say that every generation needs their own version of grappling with the meaning of freedom.
Cuarón's Mexican masterpiece takes us on the road with two boys & a lady filled with sex, drugs, & the trip to Heaven's Mouth with its ups & down along the way. I wasn't sure if I've had seen this film before until last night: it was pretty good but it's quite sexually explicit & little more drama than comedy. Its narration in between scenes works along with his filming. This is one film you wish to see it go on. 4/5