the very last quote ruined an otherwise 4 stars film experience to me. Maybe that was the right ending but to me it simply wasn't. It's my own opinion and i'll have to deal with it. I kinda expected that at some point .. the guy simply wasn't right (eyes and reactions he shows on specific occasions) but still.. too cynical and shallow to me.. even though i reckon that that's exactly what the director meant it to be.
Volume 2 goes to a even darker place and is not pleasant viewing but it is still strangely engaging and fascinating especially the philosophical moments between the psychologist and his "patient", but the final twist feels like a final joke taken too far and is also sadly the film's most predictable scene that I wished Lars hadn't done.
*crying*. Spent 4 hours to watch this psychological analysis in hope of a brighter, artsy point of view on sex & linked to science, history, art & psychology, & possibly a redemption for the nymphomaniac. Was quite shocked with the ending but it was perfect and true. Hypocrisy is the theme of the movie. Don't let yourself fool by well-educated, appeared-to-be-GOOD man.
Rien à rajouter à cette triste et lugubre pantalonnade, d'une abyssale prétention où l'incompris Lars von Trier s'escrime à intellectualiser ses raides divagations, parsemant ses saillies de références douteuses, allant de Thomas Mann à Ian Fleming en passant par les discutables paradoxes de Zénon. C'est donc aussi un homme cultivé qui filme et pas seulement un pauvre type profondément angoissé. www.cinefiches.com
i love the thematic, i love trier's style but in the end... passive? false? rational? maybe that's what he wanted? anyway, hated the burnin' down da house moment, so off the tone. liked vol. one better, but i still need to see everything together on the director's cut