Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Dans la lignée de l'auberge espagnole, peut être un peu moins excellent mais toujours très très bon tant dans la mise en scène que dans l'écriture et l'évolution des personnages
Mention spéciale a Kelly Reilly... parfaite
Sort of entertaining, but as far as the visuals go, director Cédric Klapisch throws in everything but the kitchen sink. It's a needless sequel to a film that wasn't very good to begin with.
''Pour savoir si tes proches de quel q'un il faut partir loin avec ''
True! mais tes un gros queutard quand meme mon gros...
je t'en veux pas pour Celia on aurait tous fait pareille...
This felt a little bit unnecesary. I thought I was going to like this as much as I liked the first one but I didn't. It has some of the same fun editing and quirkyness but this time around I had a really hard time with both the lenght and how douchebag the character is. In the first movie, he was a douchebag yes. But it was a lot easier to stand. This time around it wasn't like that, I spent the whole time thinking if it was really necessary to make a movie this long about a guy who has found love several times but keeps fucking up and then complains about not founding love, I mean, are you…
Revisited some of my favorite people.
'Les poupées russes' se ha dejado por el camino toda la frescura de 'L'aubergue espagnole'. Ese universo cosmopolita de personajes buscando su lugar se convierte se ha transformado aquí en la búsqueda del amor, pero a base de clichés románticos que no logra alcanzar la trascendencia que pretende (con la ironía de que el aspecto meta de la historia juega a reirse de ello). Le falta verdad, algo que era una de las grandes bazas de la primera entrega. Xavier pasa de ser un personaje algo estúpido a ser un protagonista insufrible, lo que imposibilita aún más que 'Las muñecas rusas' cuente lo que quiere contar. Suelo estar en contra de que se valore comparando, pero precisamente la impresión final…
"Les Poupées Russes" is well made, features some playful editing and inventive sequences, and is overall fairly fast-paced and entertaining. Why didn't I like it, then? Well, mostly because the main character is a complete douche-bag. This was a bit of a problem in the previous film as well, but I found it easier to forgive then, since it was less prominent and the character was young and inexperienced. This time, though...
While he's supposed to have aged and gathered some experience, Xavier seems to have gotten even more indecisive and continues to treat the innumerable stunningly beautiful women in his life like crap. So you can't decide whether you want to sleep with Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly, or a supermodel? Boo fucking hoo. Cry me a river, asshole.
A good sequel that continues the story of Xavier and the others from The Spanish Apartment. Lots to enjoy, but the highlight is definitely the increased screentime of Kelly Reilly.
Jesus, this guy punches above his weight more often than Woody fucking Allen.