10.29.2008

Cap ou Pas Cap?


As advised by Nada, I got the awesome French movie Jeux D'enfants, and I watched it a couple of days ago. I absolutely love it.

A rom-com, starring Guillame Canet (who seemed awfully familiar, like really REALLY familiar...and I still can't figure out where I've seen him before!) and Marion Cotillard. The direction by Yann Samuell was very imaginative (reminded me of Science of Sleep [sorta] if any of you've watched that one.) It is a love story. And this is what brings me to todays DEBATE! :P Last time (Experience is Vital) it was pretty much just Nada and I discussing the issue at hand (and Moos adding a couple of really neat comments here and there too) so I urge you guys to join in this time.

Using her own words, Nada describes herself as being "emotionally crippled" and therefore enjoys love stories with not-so-happy endings. Stories that involve impossible love, love that leads to disaster, one-sided love...etc. She thinks Jeux D'enfants is that kind of movie. I watched it, and frankly, I think, that in the end, it is no different than any down-right mushy, lovey-dovey love story that exists on this planet. And that's why I loved it myself! The two protagonists are in love with each other but might not fully know it, they don't get together for different reasons, they live a "regular" (i.e. nothing special) life without each other for years...then they meet once more and choose never to go their seperate ways again (I am obviously over simplifying a great movie...watch it to get the big picture.) In what way is this love story different than your usual, let's say, Jane Austen type romance?

True, there's the whole issue of the "jeu" or the dare game that they play through-out the movie. But is that much different from the game of concealment that Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax play in Austen's Emma? (for example.)

Overall, highly recommended. Thanks to Nada for recommending it to me. Oh and sorry for the excessive use of brackets (or parenthesis, for those of you who prefer the American way of things!)

7 comments:

anamethystworld said...

It's not that different from what you wrote, but it's a minor approach to love stories I guess..

eshda3wa said...

i can never waych a foriegn movie

im just not a fan of subtitles

F. said...

Amethyst: I'm not sure I know what you mean...

Eshda3wa: Why not?! You should try...there are so many good ones out there.

think-become said...

from where can i get? it seems interesting and these days i need something to do because unemployment and having nothing to do is boring.

F. said...

Think-Become: Hehe. Well, how about trying online DVD stores.

Moos the Monk said...

I didn't know that you and Nada continued that discussion!! lol, yallah... next time maybe :)

As for love stories in films I take the side of Annie Hall :D

Eulalia said...

guillame mathal ib the beach wiya leo decaprio. oo hes filmimg a movie now with keira knightley *ahem* called the last night currently filmed in new york *ahem* im not trying to publicize her movie :p

 
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