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Posts from the ‘French Movies’ Category


Movie Review – The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

Luc Besson’s The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec can best be described as a film that attempts to combine the action spectacle of Indiana Jones with quirky French humour yet while the end result certainly has its moments the entire package doesn’t quite work especially a third act that instead of building to either an action oriented or emotional crescendo instead fizzles out with neither as if someone poured a bucket of water onto a lit firecracker.  This is too bad as actress Louise Bourgoin creates a strong female lead endowing Adèle with sarcastic hard-nosed moxie and just the right amount of tenderness to make one wish the film executed better.

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Movie Review – A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles) (2004)

Rich gorgeous cinematography coupled with a steely yet ultimately intimate portrayal of a woman bent on finding her lost fiancé by French thespian Audrey Tautou makes Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s World War I romantic spectacle A Very Long Engagement a thrill to watch even though the script drags for far too long and makes the almost criminal mistake of introducing far too many characters for the audience to properly keep track of.

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