Thoughts on La Moustache

Monday, October 11, 2010 5:11 PM By Simon

-When I first heard this title, guys...it spoke to me. Finally, a movie that got straight to the point of the plot, nay...life. Mustaches. But alas, it is precariously stache-less for the majority, as it's about a man (Vincent Lindon) who, on a whim, shaves off his signature mustache, but is greatly disturbed that nobody, including his wife (Emmanuelle Devos), seems to notice, and in fact, deny he ever had one at all. Which is horrifying.

-I'm kidding. The summary makes it sound utterly ridiculous. But it's not, I promise. Not in that way, anyway.

-No...it's a psychological thriller/horror without the luxury of answers, or clues to answers, or anything. It's one, big, muddy metaphor, and metaphors don't need to make sense except at their core. But it'd be nice.

-Divergent timelines? Time travel? Insanity? Of the man or of the woman? Can he be snapping? Or can she just never be wrong? I don't know. This shit makes no sense.

-Otherwise, the acting is good, the direction, the cinematography. I liked this one shot, where there seem to be three seperate movies going on as the man walks down an Asian (forget which country, I was spacing out at that point) boardwalk, with a guy juggling to his left and two little boys holding hands, walking home, in front. I just liked that little touch.

4 comments:

James D. said...

I thought it was a fun little film. Devos is a good.

October 11, 2010 at 9:31 PM
Sebastian Gutierrez said...

A friend...

well, I don't know if I'd call her a friend, more like an acquaintance, but, anyway

A PERSON I know wrote a one act adaptation of the book this movie is based on for our senior one acts festival. She said this movie was bullshit!

She's really pretentious...

:)

October 11, 2010 at 10:07 PM
Jose said...

The title of this film makes it sound as if it was created specifically for your enjoyment. And it sounds like you had fun with it so yay!

October 11, 2010 at 10:52 PM
CMrok93 said...

This could have been pulled off so much better, but instead it just goes with being confusing as hell, and making no complete sense in the end of all this. Nice review, check out mine, when you can!

October 22, 2010 at 9:44 PM