Totally chilled-out Dupieux joint operating on at least three tiers of reality. Ultimately too slapdash and indulgent to fully work, and I suspect it’s far funnier if you understand French, but it’s just short and charming enough to become a minor hang-out flick. It’s good to have him back.
“t̴̟͙͜͝ḥ̡̞̤̳̤̗̩͓ę̸̗̲̥͕ ̖̼̫̮́r͓̥͔̗̠̱͍͇ǫ̘͍̥͞ḷ͎̩̤͕̦̀̕e̦̠̦̞̰̹̟ ̴͚̦̼̻͎̖o̸̴̱̣͓̭̠͙̝̠͡f҉̶̟͎̹͕̣ ̙̬͔́a͏̛̙̙̦̠ͅ ̛̘̖̪͔̟͕͉̟̕l̘͇̜͡i͏͈̺̙̯͍͎̦f͏͇͚͖͓͖̥͕̖̘͜e͏̸̰͡t̻̗i̷̼̖̝͢ͅm͍͓̭͟͝ȩ̟̰̖͝ͅ ̠͘ͅ”
Gary Oldman had his legs surgically removed from below the knee and his feet attached to what remained of his knees (there were complications), and also wore his jeans extra high.
Me: Do you like Mary Harron’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho?
Snooty Film Analyst: It’s OK.
Me: The later scenes are a little too abstract for my tastes, but when Bateman’s monologuing carries on throughout all 102 minutes, I think it really comes into its own, commercially and artistically. The whole film has a clear, crisp look, and an old sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives Andrzej Sekula’s cinematography a big boost. Mary Harron's been compared to…