This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Lovely little film, but I can't surely be the only one who kind of hoped until the very end that the married couple would stay together? That probably would have totally thrown off the main point of the movie (love at first sight & following your heart etc), but I guess I just got too hooked on Matthew Goode's character (Hector). He was definitely the most solid, quirky, funny, and adorable. I felt so bad for him haha. But yeah, other than that, not your usual cheesy and sappy romantic comedy. Recommended for an easy-going, yet not exceedingly lighthearted evening.
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.