What I learned from this movie is that: I don't get American high schools.
I don't get Olive's motives, I don't get the dynamics happening between the characters, I don't get the random bits that were slapped into my face so fast I didn't even have the time to wonder what had just happened. But maybe that's just my limitation.
Things I liked: Olive's parents, however often so out of it and over the top to be unreal (but, hilarious)…
I can't even begin to describe the incredible transformation of Marion Cotillard in this movie: her character is crude, rough, raw, coarse, even her voice, even her very movements and posture manifest her uncouth and somewhat vulgar background and attitude. She's exquisitely detestable. What Cotillard delivers here is a truly remarkable performance which hooked me from the very beginning, despite my utter disdain for the persona.
Some very good singing is also protagonist in this movie, definitely worth a listen…
Absolutely gorgeous, a little gem about a young boy (who vaguely reminds me of the character of Donnie Darko) struggling to fit in in high school, sprinkled with great music (David Bowie and The Smiths anyone?) and a sensitive and delicate understanding of the problems and the perks of this age.
Loved the chemistry between Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, and the reference to the Rocky Horror Picture Show - although it felt a bit like it was put there "just because", like a sort of wink to the more mature audience.