L'Écume des jours

L'Écume des jours

Mood indigo

Streaming Video - 2013 | French
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Eminently inventive auteur Michel Gondry turns to French novelist Boris Vian's cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary, romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amelie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped).
Publisher: [United States] : Cinedigm : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 94 min.)) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Mood indigo

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masonrobert068
Sep 03, 2016

I loved this movie! Perhaps my expectations of French Movies is rather low; in general existentialism bores the bejesus of me. That's exactly why I love this parody of artsy movies: the heroes are in mad love with Jean Sol-Partre, as they call him, and the latter's spouting of philo-phenomenolgical sententious gobbygook is a treasure. Yes the special effects get tiresome but some of them are brilliant and sweet.

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GuyN
May 13, 2015

The edgy, surreal writing of Boris Vian is occasionally suggested here, while at other times director Gondry gets self indulgent in his cutesy effects. The performance of the "cook" by Omar Sy is marvelous. His fluid, easy motion and beacon smile enliven the film. Don't expect a happy ending, Vian isn't a happy writer.

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tomdance
Mar 11, 2015

The random visual creativity overwhelmed the story to the point where we stopped watching after 15 minutes. Surreal, but not nice, dramatically speaking.

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Ichigaga
Feb 04, 2015

OK, but disappointing. Quirky and sad.

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