They say time is the most value thing because you can never get it back and yet my time worthless and yet I still wouldn’t waste it on whatever this thing was. I’m going to be real with you, I didn’t finish it. It takes me a lot to stop watching something when I started especially when it a mere hour half movie. Need I remind everyone who reads this blog, I have sat through and watched all the Disney sequels and I think this was far worse BUT why?
Here are few reasons;
There isn’t a single interesting or likable character. I COULD have quit too early, not sure I made it past the 30 minute mark, but no one pulled me into the narrative. The main character seemed like a calculating bitch and not even a interesting bitch, I can take a bitch character but CÃ©lestine was dull, pretty but dull. Everyone else was their criminally unlikable or even duller that CÃ©lestine, if such were possible.
The tone of the movie was weird. It seems like it a sex comedy and/or a battle of the classes. I don’t want to say I don’t get French humor as there have been French comedies I have found funny but maybe it’s I don’t get Edwardian style French humor. After the ferret scene I had to turn it off, I saw it coming but the scene seem like it was going to prove me wrong but no, rich people suck . Maybe if the film was working for me I might have gotten however it but no.
The directing. WHAT the heck, god did the director of this loves tracking shots. Half of what I saw of the movie was just following Celestine around. Oh see how she walks around the garden? Isn’t it thrilling? Intriguing? I honestly don’t know what feeling it was trying to convey. It seemed more suited for a thriller movie or intense movie BUT an Edwardian comedy that has a dildo in a box that’s main function was a source of embarrassment as custom official forced some lady to open the box in a crowd of people? What? Movie, you’re drunk!
Yeah so I didn’t bother with this movie you can if you want but I don’t recommend it. They ONLY reason I could aside from liking the book would be if you’re a fan of LÃ©a Seydoux and you want to watch the whole of her filmography. Otherwise skip.
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