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|09.27.11||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2011|
Day Whatever of Fantastic Fest, Tuesday. I kind of thought today would be the day that everyone stays home for some reason. I guess maybe a few did but I was surprise by how many people, albeit tired and staggering, there are still going. A lot of people are looking and sounding hung over. Perfect time for a bleak French sci-fi!
Todd Brown said this was in his top 3 of the year, and he sees "300-400" films a year. Since I don't really know Todd at all, that made me more curious of his taste in movies than the quality of this one. Especially now that I've seen it.
The story is... I guess a kid grows up in a weird sci-fi society and his wife is unhappy so he quits his job in order to make her happy. Sort of. This would've made a great short I guess, but for the amount of story present, the film felt like mostly atmospheric filler to me. The appeal of the world was enough for a while, but so many faux-Malick shots or nothing in particular happening quickly tired me out. Jarrette and I passed a note back and forth throughout the first half of the movie that went like this:
"I miss dialogue"
"I miss dialogue that pertains to the plot"
"I miss plot"
That pretty much sums it up for me. I really hope that if the world becomes some dystopian sci-fi future, everything doesn't slow down and people don't stop talking and spend most of their time staring contemplatively. It seems like a boring world to live in.