[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Together nothing is impossible. Together nothing is forbidden.
A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Unbearable, conceited, snobbish. The film equivalent of pissing on someone else's toothbrush. Even more obnoxious when you watch it in a bad mood. Overall, The Dreamers showed potential and small glimpses of cinematic brilliance but I'm just too repulsed to care.
Bernardo Bertolucci is one of the undisputed masters of the erotic-drama genre and 2003's The Dreamers is as ever a Bertolucci erotic-drama experience as could be.
The characters, all played by uniquely beautiful actors (Michael Pitt with his defining lips and anemic quality, Eva Green with, well, everything, and Louis Garrel with his sharp features, prominent jaw, and dark eyes), are obsessed. The trio is obsessed with film—classic and French New Wave especially—and this is reflected by Bertolucci, who integrates what I imagine are films he loves seamlessly into both the written and visual aspects of The Dreamers.
The trio is obsessed with sex. And it's not so much that they're sex addicts, but that they're yearning to be a…
Bernardo Bertolucci is a man who knows what he likes. Of the movies I've seen that seems to be naked women and a bit of debauchery. From Maria Schneider's unorthodox use of butter in "Last Tango In Paris" to full frontal nudity of Rachel Weisz in "Stealing Beauty",he's a bit of a mucky puppy.
With "The Dreamers" he continued that trend with some eventful sex scenes and some near-the knuckle shenanigans involving the gorgeous Eva Green in a role that even her agent tried to talk her out of. Michael Pitt must also have had kittens at the thought of getting his knob out so frequently this felt like a biology documentary.
Set against the backdrop of the Paris student…
"I don't believe in God, but if I did, he would be a black, left-handed guitarist."
In an instance such as this, when I'm struggling to think of "Reasons why I like this film," instead I try and think "What have I taken away and learnt from this film?"
In the case of "The Dreamers," I learnt that love doesn't necessarily have to be black and white or conventional. To love is uncontrollable and totally unpredictable. I learnt how tiny pleasures of erratic, seemingly crazy behaviour and mischief can be the light and soul of ones life. I learnt that things that are perceived by society as "wrong" and "out of bounds" may in fact sometimes just be the way things turn out and can be completely routine for others.
I learnt that sometimes, just sometimes, we as the general public should maybe learn to open our eyes and observe, or close them and dream.
Really don't know what to make out of this, there are some heavy symbolisms . I don't think that great about this movie,maybe some of it may strike me on a rewatch.
Got to say, Eva Green is so damn beautiful.
Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers is something of a treasure. It's also a very difficult film to review, for me, and that's maybe because I'm perhaps too young to fully capture what it is trying to say or what it really means, but I'll nonetheless share my opinions on it.
What I feel is so great about The Dreamers is how it represents that time period in the 60's when cinema was actually a very important thing. It used to change people, how they see the world. their beliefs and hopes. I'm not saying it doesn't happen today, but there's no denying that there's not a big cinema cult nowadays like there was 50 years ago. And you can see that…
sexy, european and you can't help being drawn into the bohemian open lifestyle of the garrell and green.... both bring a star each to this rating for pure sexiness lol.... ending is kind of unsatisfying
Imagine if Jake Gyllenhaal hadn't turned down the role of Matthew, and the director hadn't cut the sex between Matthew and Theo out of the first script. Now that would have made a great film.
An American student in France gets involved with a couple of amoral French brothers. It all happens in the liberal and revolutionary Paris in 1968.
Eva Green outshines with her beauty and full nudity. If you like her, you must see this movie.
watched at midnight/the early morning hours
very very magical
It got to 3 AM before my art deadline and I thought I'd give that weird pretentious incest movie a go again. Why does everyone on the internet like this movie?
I'm not crying there's just an Eva Green in my eye.
This one feels just like falling in love. My heart beats so fast all the way through each and everytime. Everything about this film is perfect, the actors, the strong aesthetics, the frenglish (and Michael's french accent yes, Yes, YES) the total debauchery and lack of purpose these young people put themselves through and how it contrasts with the amount of culture they swallow everyday and the life their parents clearly wanted for them.
It is one of my favourite films ever. So poetic and raw. Just superb.
Extraña, atrapante e interesante.
Oh this was so artsy farsty I loved it it screamed to the pretentious film fan within me. I had seen and heard a lot about this film prior to watching but I thought it was just about 3 travellers who had a threesome one night but I was so wrong. Set against a 1960s French backdrop we have 3 film fans who bond over art, film and music. It really was delightful, I love when films reference pop culture and Michael Pitt is gorgeous and Eva Green is just devilishly charming.
Complete list. :-(
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