[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.
I'm all for giving films a second chance when maybe they haven't quite thrilled me on the first viewing. That's been both a blessing and a curse, some films are simply so bad or meander along so pointlessly that a second viewing can be painful. Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers only just passed muster first time around and I think that may have been because of Eva Green's lack of clothing and her willingness to show more flesh than the average pornstar. I've been on holiday and away in a remote log cabin for a few days with the wifey and my dog, so in between hot-tub sessions and some lovely beer and grub, we've caught up on some rewatches. When…
A beautiful look at a cast of very flawed and troubled characters. Manages to be both jaded and romantic.
one of the most pretentious things i've ever seen. i wouldn't say i enjoyed watching this, but there was something compelling, in a really horrific way, about watching this that made me watch it through to the end.
it feels like the dreamers tried to be an arty film but instead was executed in such a way that it seemed to be steeped in its own belief of self - importance.
the bathtub scene with the blood was genuinely one of the oddest things I've ever seen, and the entire film was just composed of really bizarre such scenes. honestly, i'm started to wonder if the confusion the dreamers left me in was intention and meant to reflect the state of confusion that Matthew was thrust into (in which case, props, but this seems unlikely to be the actual case.)
"Siempre quise hacerle el amor a la Venus de Milo"
La primera vez de Eva Green en cualquiera de sus sentidos. Excelente película de tres personajes liberales envueltos en la locura de la época de una Francia sumida en una guerra civil. El juego, los amantes, los ideales, todo buenísimo.
Las actuaciones de 10 aunque odie por momentos la personalidad de Matthew, mu americano en un mundo francés.
In 2003, incest was more acceptable than homosexuality, apparently.
(the lack of homosexual intimacy is actually counter-productive towards the story of the film...in many senses they're a threesome but we never actually see any intimacy between the two boys...which undermines a moment of jealousy.)
Nice representation of bohemian youth. Though it was quite snob and slow.
Think I liked the end more than anything.
When Michael Pitt's character first takes note of the erotic siblings he spends nearly all of "The Dreamers" with, it is so very rightfully in the movie theater. Watching as they journey from the movie screens and city streets of Paris into the claustrophobic and reclusive walls of the siblings' home can be difficult to digest, for sure. Bernardo Bertolucci slowly makes his way to the open-ended final scene that's more intent on delivering a message more profound than originally expected from the film's previously bleak mood; but still leaves the viewer with a dirty retrospective memory of all the conversations and film reenactments the trio laced their sexual escapades with.
One of the most mesmerising films I've ever watched.
Beautifully written and shot.
The cast is amazing and the chemistry was just floating through the screen.
A must-watch (and rewatch)
What a wonderful movie. The Dreamers is a love letter to the French New Wave, with all the spectacular erotica that Bertolucci can offer. It's a celluloid porno.. literally speaking. Finally, film fetishism and hardcore sex meet at last. The performances from the trio of lovers are outstanding and brave. Like all of his movies, Bertolucci asks for nearly everything from his actors, and every time, it never fails. Clothes come flying off. I always seem to respond very positively to art house films that veer towards pornography. It's not because I get a thrill out of it. There is something so powerful and intimate about sex on film. Sex is the most private, vulnerable state of the human experience.…
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