[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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…
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 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.
Bertolucci’s ‘The Dreamers’ wraps the story of three cinephiles in France in an enigmatic cacoon, providing in vague detail the riots erupting at the time as a backdrop for the main characters. These characters entwined in a claustrophobic apartment, dreaming of a life where they’re purely in control of society, before being intruded by the riots which break them into reality. Heavy symbolism relatable to people interested in film, sharp dialogue, with good acting from young talent supported by historical relevance intertwining themes of sex and cinema driven by the politics at the time.
Beautiful. If I could describe this film in one word, I'd say it's Beautiful. A love letter to film, france, and just life. I absolutely adore it and the feelings it gives me. Definitely one of my all time favorites.
When I first watched this film I was 14, now I'm about to turn 18. I had no real knowledge in sex or politics whatsoever. It looked somehow magical to me: all of this posh lifestyle, careless sexual life, twisted love and the idea of revolution. I've been in love with the idea of this film for almost four years, but I've grown up and things change. It lost that spark, I am no longer that fascinated by the characters nor their lifestyle, which now look pretty sad to me. What made me love this film in the first place is now what I despise: being alienated from the real world and its problems, the sick love and jealousy between…
Banda sonora exquisita y buenas tetas
Not sure it would fixed all the issues I had with the movie -- among them its lack of focus, its offputting self-regard, and its treatment of Theo as a 3rd wheel rather than the 3rd side of a very important triangle -- but I think I would've preferred the reported version of the script that included trysts between Matthew & Theo and no (or fewer) classic-film cutaways. The former probably solves the 3rd wheel problem (i.e. said trysts would more directly implicate Theo in the symbiotic psychosexual goings-on, as well as lend the conflict between him & Matthew vis a vis Isabelle more dramatic juice) (& also provide some much-needed scale balancing on the "male peen / Eva Green everything" front),…
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I freaking love this movie... It's so intense and thoughtful. I personally felt fascinated towards the fact that they incorporated so many other films in that "What film?" game the twins were always playing. I fell in love with all the characters, especially Isabelle, which I think had a very interesting personality and also a wonderful way of looking to things.
All 3 of them were very deep, freaky and different-from-normal people and that's probably why I liked the story so much. However, I'm still working my thoughts in what comes to the end of it, I couldn't exactly understand what happened - if it changes my way of interpreting the movie in any way, I'll probably change the rating to more or less than 4 stars.
Make love, not war seems like a theme this film is attempting to portray but it's lost in a messy and blotchy script. This film comes off as obnoxiously pretentious by using a social revolution as a backdrop but putting more emphasis on three individuals whom just sleep with each other and recreate film scenes. It's as if the film should be important because the events are taking place during a historic event. Nah, not buying it. Also, incestuous relationships, no matter what context, is not "artsy" or cool. It's gross.
Sure all three of the leads are attractive and the film gave off that cliche 'France is the country of love' atmosphere, but the film is uninspiring and a waste of time
I love Eva Green. The sexual politics are fun to watch play out. But, ultimately not sure what it's trying to do.
You know, when you're a cinephile and you just love classic films, there's a part of these characters that you can really relate to. The other part of them is the one you hope you can never relate to.
Erotic and weird.
Sometimes I get stuck in a rut when it comes to watching films. I either just watch anything that comes…
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